Advocacy

CASB’s advocacy team represents school boards at the state and federal levels by lobbying members of the Colorado General Assembly and U.S. Congress while staying abreast of key legislative issues that relate to education.

HOW CASB ADVOCATES FOR LOCAL SCHOOL BOARDS

  • Lobbies the state legislature based on the resolutions adopted by the CASB Delegate Assembly, the legislative priorities established by the CASB Board of Directors and input from the Legislative Resolutions Committee.
  • Hosts Days at the Capitol program from January through April to give school board members from across the state a chance to experience the legislative process firsthand and help strengthen the voice of school boards.
  • Sends legislative updates and alerts on a regular basis during the legislative session. CASB makes it simple and quick for board members to contact legislators and make their voices heard. CASB’s School Board Advocate online newsletter is distributed every other week during the legislative session to inform members about the latest developments at the state capitol that impact K–12 education.
  • Compiles a list of the education bills introduced each year by the legislature, including a summary of each piece of legislation and CASB’s position on the bill.
  • Provides federal advocacy by responding to lobbying requests from the National School Boards Association. Through CASB’s Federal Relations Network, the advocacy team and committee members also correspond with Colorado’s Congressional Delegation to convey the position of local boards of education on federal issues.