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SACPIE Announces Six Vacancies

SACPIE Announces Six Vacancies

 The State Advisory Council for Parent Involvement in Education announces six positions to be filled in Dec. 2021:

  • A parent representative from Congressional District 2 who serves on a school or district accountability committee.
  • A parent representative from Congressional District 3 who serves on a school or district accountability committee.
  • A parent representative from Congressional District 7 who serves on a school or district accountability committee.
  • A representative from a statewide organization that represents career and college guidance counselors.
  • representative from a nonprofit organization that partners with funding providers, state agencies, and service providers to assist organizations in providing services to improve the health and well-being of families and children.
  • Statewide organization that represents charter schools.

Applications are due Friday, Oct. 1, with the anticipated three-year term start date of December. The State Board of Education appoints the six positions. Click on the link below to complete the application.

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For More Information, Contact:
Darcy Hutchins
Phone: 13035628175
Email: [email protected]

NSBA, AASA Issue Joint Statement Calling for End to Threats and Violence Around Safe School Opening Decisions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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CASB Serving You, 24Sep21

CASB Serving You!

September 24, 2021
CASB believes that quality public education is the foundation for our nation’s economic prosperity, community’s quality of life, and every child’s opportunity to live their best life. The following are current events and opportunities for our members:

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

  • CASB members can access recorded webinars on our website. The most current ones are:"What You Need to Know About the Mill Levy Correction," “Policy Governance New School Year Checklist,” and “COVID-19 in Children: Colorado Situation Update.” The newest podcast is "Onboarding New Board Members Part I".
  • CASB Regional Meetings are now underway! Don’t miss this great opportunity to connect with your peers in person this fall. In addition, any member can register for the Virtual Regional Meeting on September 29.

Region 1 - 9/13 in Brush — passed


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CASB Serving You, 17Sep21

CASB Serving You!

September 17, 2021
CASB believes that quality public education is the foundation for our nation’s economic prosperity, community’s quality of life, and every child’s opportunity to live their best life. The following are current events and opportunities for our members:

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

Region 1 - 9/13 in Brush — passed


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The Scoop, 15Sep21

 
 
 

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

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Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights Opens Investigations in Five States Regarding Prohibitions of Universal Indoor Masking

Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights Opens Investigations in Five States Regarding Prohibitions of Universal Indoor Masking

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) opened directed investigations in five states exploring whether statewide prohibitions on universal indoor masking discriminate against students with disabilities who are at a heightened risk for severe illness from COVID-19 by preventing them from safely accessing in-person education. OCR sent letters today to the chief state school officers of IowaOklahomaSouth CarolinaTennessee, and Utah, outlining how prohibitions of universal indoor masking prevent school districts from implementing health and safety policies that they determine are necessary to protect students from exposure to COVID-19, including those with underlying medical conditions related to their disability.

U.S. Department of Education Approves Five More State ARP Plans

U.S. Department of Education Approves Five More State ARP Plans

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) authorized $122 billion in additional pandemic aid funding to K-12 schools this past spring. Since then, the U.S. Department of Education distributed two-thirds of this funding to states via a formula detailed in the legislation. However, the department held back the remaining third of these funds until states and territories submitted plans detailing how they would make use of these resources to support students as they recover from the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The department approved five more of these plans and disbursed the additional funds to those states. States receiving recent approval include Alaska, Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, and Minnesota.

New Resource from NSBA’s Center for Safe Schools

New Resource from NSBA’s Center for Safe Schools

As we emerge from a global pandemic, teachers, administrators, parents, and students are reeling from a year of virtual school, public health emergencies, civil unrest, increasing violence, social isolation, and family trauma. As schools return to in-person instruction, we must not lose sight of the foundational elements of school safety while also preparing for the new challenges this past year has presented. The initiatives and strategies discussed in "Returning to School Safely: School Safety Considerations for the 2021-2022 School Year" will assist schools in recovering from the trauma of the past and planning for a more successful future.

Using ARP Funds to Address Lost Instructional Time for Students

Using ARP Funds to Address Lost Instructional Time for Students

The U.S. Department of Education has published a new resource titled “Strategies for Using American Rescue Plan Funding to Address the Impact of Lost Instructional Time.” This guide to help school districts meet the needs of students who have been impacted by learning loss includes information about staffing solutions, social-emotional learning, parental engagement, home visits, assessments, and related areas. The guide also includes resources to help students with disabilities. Through ARP ESSER funding, districts are to utilize a portion of funds to (1) address the academic impact of lost instructional time through the implementation of evidence-based interventions; (2) ensure that the interventions implemented respond to students’ social-emotional, mental health, and academic needs; and (3) address the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on students from low-income backgrounds, students of color, students with disabilities, multilingual learners, migratory students, students experiencing homelessness, and children and youth in foster care.

CASB Serving You, 10Sep21

CASB Serving You!

September 10, 2021
CASB believes that quality public education is the foundation for our nation’s economic prosperity, community’s quality of life, and every child’s opportunity to live their best life. The following are current events and opportunities for our members:

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

Region 1 - 9/13 in Brush (register)


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The Scoop

 
 
 

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

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COVID-19 in Children: Colorado Situation Update

COVID-19 in Children: Colorado Situation Update

If you were not able to join the webinar, we have the following resources available:

COVID-19 in Children Update
CDPHE Update
Literature Review on Masking in Schools
Additional COVID-19 Vaccine and Mask Resources

We are seeing patients with respiratory illnesses – including COVID – as well as behavioral health needs that are resulting in significant increase in volumes at our hospitals much earlier in the year than usual. We anticipate those numbers will increase with the start of school as more respiratory viruses circulate.

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CASB Serving You, 3Sep21

CASB Serving You!

September 3, 2021
CASB believes that quality public education is the foundation for our nation’s economic prosperity, community’s quality of life, and every child’s opportunity to live their best life. The following are current events and opportunities for our members:

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

Region 1 - 9/13 in Brush (register)


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COVID-19 Vaccine and Mask Resources

COVID-19 Vaccine and Mask Resources


Photo: Atoms on Unsplash

HealthyChildren.org:


Children's Hospital Colorado:


More:

  • IHMECOVID-19 Results Briefing Colorado
  • JAMAAssessment of Respiratory Function in Infants and Young Children Wearing Face Masks During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • JAMA: Notice of Retraction. Experimental Assessment of Carbon Dioxide Content in Inhaled Air With or Without Face Masks in Healthy Children: A Randomized Clinical Trial
  • CDPHEVaccine Information for Clinicians and Public Health Professionals
  • CDPHE: Colorado Vaccination Data

Mental Health America: Back to School Toolkit

Student mental health must be a priority this school year.

Mental Health America recognizes the profound impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on youth mental health. Therefore, as students across the country return to their classrooms, we know we must prioritize their mental health and emotional well-being so that they can thrive in and out of the school setting. 

Today, MHA launches our annual Back to School Toolkit to give parents, teachers, and school personnel the tools and resources they need to support their children’s mental health.

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COVID-19 in Children: Colorado Situation Update

COVID-19 in Children: Colorado Situation Update
Webinar on Tuesday, August 31, at 12:00pm

We are seeing patients with respiratory illnesses – including COVID – as well as behavioral health needs that are resulting in significant increase in volumes at our hospitals much earlier in the year than usual. We anticipate those numbers will increase with the start of school as more respiratory viruses circulate.

Children's hospitals across the country are already seeing increased volumes and are facing mounting challenges as four factors converge, which makes taking preventative measures now so important: the increased transmissibility of the delta variant, an early start to respiratory season, the pediatric mental health crisis, and the shortage of front-line healthcare workers.


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CASB Serving You, 27Aug21

CASB Serving You!

August 27, 2021
CASB believes that quality public education is the foundation for our nation’s economic prosperity, community’s quality of life, and every child’s opportunity to live their best life. The following are current events and opportunities for our members:

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

  • CASB Regional Meetings are now underway! Don’t miss this great opportunity to connect with your peers in person this fall:

Region 1 - 9/13 in Brush (register)


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Seeking Local School Board Member Representation: Apply to Join the Committee of Practitioners (CoP) by September 30, 2021

Seeking Local School Board Member Representation: Apply to Join the Committee of Practitioners (CoP) by September 30, 2021

The Committee of Practitioners (CoP) is a critical stakeholder group for the Federal Programs Unit at the Colorado Department of Education (CDE).  The primary purpose of the CoP is to advise CDE in the implementation of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), reauthorized as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The purpose of ESSA is to is to help all students in the state to reach academic proficiency, with particular focus on historically underserved students. Topics include accountability, grants management, and technical support to the field. The CoP plays a crucial role in elevating issues across the Colorado and ensuring strong communication between CDE and the K-12 education community.

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Letter from CASB representative on CHSAA Board of Directors

Letter from CASB representative on CHSAA Board of Directors

Hello Fellow Board Members,

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