CASB Connections
  • Policy Series:

    Episode 1- What is Policy?
    A conversation on policy basics with Jeri Hodgson-Fleuter, Deputy Executive Director and Policy Director, CASB and host Leslie Bogar, Director of Professional Learning, CASB. Find more information in CASB's 2017 Leadership Workbook (Chapter 3 on Policy) and check out their website at www.casb.org for additional policy resources.
    Discussion Guide: What is Policy?

    Episode 2- The Legal Framework of Policy Making
    Local school districts are creatures of statute, formed by the law and subject to the law. Discover the legal structure that affects school boards in Colorado from the federal to state to district levels.
    Interview with Jeri Hodgson-Fleuter, CASB Deputy Executive Director and Director of Policy and Kathy Shannon, CASB Legal and Policy Counsel. Host is Leslie Bogar, CASB Director of Professional Learning.
    Discussion Guide: The Legal Framework of Policy Making

    Episode 3- Creating a Policy-Focused School Board Meeting
    Gain insight and practical steps your board can take in making sure school board meetings are policy-focused. Without a policy-focused meeting, boards may make decisions that have negative consequences for their district, their students and their community.
    Interview with Jeri Hodgson-Fleuter, CASB Deputy Executive Director and Director of Policy & Kathy Shannon, CASB Legal and Policy Counsel. Host is Leslie Bogar, CASB Director of Professional Learning.
    Discussion Guide: Creating a Policy-Focused School Board Meeting

     

  • CASB Podcasts for CASB members!

    Through the lens of school board development, join CASB staff, members and guests as they explore public education topics in order to connect with members in their leadership development journey. 

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    Board Candidates Series:

    Episode 1- School Board Candidate Wisdom
    Thinking about running for your local school board? This conversation about the journey is full of wisdom and insight as shared by Carrie Warren-Gully, CASB Board of Directors Past President and Littleton Public Schools Board of Education Treasurer along with Nancy Sarchet, CASB Board of Directors Executive Committee member and Weld County RE-1 Board of Education President and Randy Black, CASB Director of Member Relations with host Leslie Bogar, CASB Director of Professional Learning. 

    Candidate resources are available at www.casb.org. The 2019 Candidate Guide will be available late spring and the 2019 Election Seminar is held in June. 

    Episode 2- Campaign Best Practices
    You've made the decision to run for a seat on your school board. Step 1 accomplished! Now it's time to create a campaign strategy. Jan Tanner, former CASB Board of Directors President, former President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and Citizen Treasurer for District 11 in Colorado Springs and current board member for the Citizens Project and the Pikes Peak Restorative Justice Council, shares what she learned through three successful campaigns.
    Your host is Leslie Bogar, CASB Director of Professional Learning.


    Advocacy Series:

    Long Advocacy for Rural School Districts
    Long advocacy for rural school districts is gaining momentum and it has taken a collaborative effort. Find out what long advocacy is and how pinto beans created a bond between rural and urban students!
    Interview with: Michelle Murphy, Colorado Rural School Alliance Executive Director; Bret Miles, Northeast Colorado BOCES Executive Director; Matt Cook, CASB Director of Public Policy and Advocacy. Host: Leslie Bogar, CASB Director of Professional Learning.