Colorado Association of School Boards

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Thank you to everyone who attended CASB’s 2017 Winter Legislative Conference. CASB members heard from an expert on school finance across the country, Michael Griffith of Education Commission of the States; one of Colorado’s leading economists, Natalie Mullis; and a panel that explained the basics of a constitutional convention and what challenges Colorado might face in getting legislators and voters to approve one. School board members also got an update on the federal picture from an analyst from the National School Boards Association. Below you will find links to presentations and tools that will help you be the most informed and effective advocate possible.


State and School District Budgets in
an Era of Change

Michael Griffith, school finance strategist, Education Commission of the States
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Rain or Shine? A Look at Colorado’s Cloudy
Fiscal Future

Natalie Mullis, chief economist, Colorado General Assembly
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Constitutional Convention: A Conversation
Ken DeLay, executive director, Kathleen Sullivan, chief counsel, Jane Urschel, former deputy executive director, CASB; Brenda Morrison, partner, Engaged Public; former Sen. Pat Steadman
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What Does School Finance Look like
in Your School District?
  1. Small School Districts
    Leanne Emm, deputy commissioner, school finance and operations division, Colorado Department of Education, and Glenn McClain, superintendent, Platte Valley Re-7
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  2. Medium School Districts
    Glenn Gustafson, deputy superintendent and CFO, and Nora Brown, board member, Colorado Springs D-11
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  3. Large School Districts
    Steve Bell, chief operations officer, Amanda Stevens, board member, and Kathleen Askelson, CFO, Jefferson County Public Schools
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Urban Renewal
Steve Art, economic development manager, City of Wheat Ridge; Katherine Correll, executive director, Downtown Colorado Inc.; and Carolynne White, shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
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NSBA Federal Update
Amirah Salaam, government relations counsel, NSBA
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