Your local school board's CASB Delegate is the point person for communications between your local board and CASB's Advocacy Team. A CASB Delegate's responsibilities revolve around two central activities: the bi-annual Delegate Assembly and the 5-month legislative season.
CASB Delegates convene every fall during CASB's Fall Conference and every winter during CASB's Annual Convention. During the fall meeting, delegates adopt CASB's advocacy agenda through resolutions on issues critical to public education. To understand the issues before the assembly and to be prepared to vote on behalf of the local boards, CASB delegates help their local boards follow the Delegate Assembly School Board To-Do List. With the advocacy agenda in place, CASB delegates turn their attention to CASB governance matters during the Annual Convention Delegate Assembly Meeting electing CASB's Board of Directors and amending CASB's bylaws to ensure the association remains responsive & effective.
Back in their home districts, CASB Delegates keep their boards up to date of the legislative activity going on at the state Capitol from January through May. Those local board conversations prepare CASB Delegates to be tremendous assets to CASB's Advocacy Team, who can rely on delegates to provide feedback on the potential effects of proposed legislation. In some cases, CASB's Advocacy Team may invite and assist CASB Delegates to provide written or oral testimony to lawmakers.