February 18, 2022

CASB's 2022 Winter Legislative Conference is Next Week!

We are less than a week away from the 2022 CASB Winter Legislative Conference! There is still time to register for the conference but you need to act quickly. Tuesday, February 22, is the deadline for the online registration. Onsite registration will be available but will increase to $575 for members and $750 for non-members.

The Conference will be highlighted by our keynote speakers Gerardo Muñoz and Autumn Rivera, Colorado Teachers of the Year for 2021 and 2022, and includes a trip to the Capitol where attendees will observe the House and Senate proceedings while also getting a tour of the Capitol.

February 22, 2022: 12:00 p.m. Deadline for Online Registration


Rural Board Members Roundtable –
February 22, 2022

In support of our rural board members, CASB and the Colorado Rural Schools Alliance will be hosting a series of roundtable discussions for rural board members. We recognize that there are unique challenges that rural board members face and we are here to support you in addressing those concerns. The discussion topics will be driven by our rural board members, so please join us on February 22 at either 12:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m.! You can submit discussion topic ideas when you register. The roundtables are not recorded.

  • Register - February 22 from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
  • Register - February 22 from 6:00 -
    7:00 p.m.

Register for the FREE March 3 CASB Conversations Webinar – School Finance 101 Part 1

Join Tracie Rainey, Executive Director for the Colorado School Finance Project, and Glenn McClain, Superintendent for Platte Valley School District, as they walk through the basics of school finance. This webinar will focus on the Colorado School Finance Project, school board governance, budget and timeline, and revenue sources. Whether you're brand new to your board or one with experience, this webinar will help because we all know that Colorado school finance is anything but basic.


Board President's Cafe –
March 17 at 11:30 a.m.

Join CASB member board presidents for informal discussions that are topic-driven. This monthly gathering is to connect, communicate, and celebrate with one another. The Cafe meetings are virtual and casual and will not be recorded. We welcome your ideas for discussion topics.

Topics for this meeting:

  • How do you handle superintendent evaluations?
  • Do you have a mid-year evaluation?
  • What have you found successful?
  • What do you have in place for a succession plan?

School board presidents are invited and encouraged to participate.


Advocacy Podcasts

Make sure to check out the latest CASB Connections Podcast regarding the ongoing Colorado legislative session. This is a great resource to keep you informed about the 2022 legislative session and its process.

Episode 10 - If you're unfamiliar with how the Colorado legislative session works, don't know quite how a bill becomes a law, need a refresher on some of the terms used during the process, and are unaware of a few of our Colorado state symbols, this podcast will help.


CASB’s Interactive 2022 Legislative Bills Graphic

The Second Regular Session of the seventy-third General Assembly has introduced nearly 400 bills since it began last month. Utilize CASB's interactive 2022 Legislative Bills graphic to keep up on all the bills that are influencing Colorado's education. This graphic is updated daily and will keep you up to date on all of the bills being introduced that impact Colorado's education system and our students.

Join the CASB Digital Advocacy Network

Want to make your voice count on the important issues of the day? Join the CASB Digital Advocacy Network to receive alerts to take-action on bills that will impact our classrooms. Text CASB to 52889. You will receive a text message back to “opt-in”. If you accept that message you will receive the occasional text message to contact your legislator on a specific issue. All you have to do is follow the link you receive in the text message.


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