CASB Conversations Webinars

CASB Conversation webinars are available to members as a free resource. You can access recordings and materials from past webinars here:

 Webinar Recordings (Members-only resource)


CASB Conversations Webinar: Initiative #271 — Fair Tax Colorado
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Join Cheri Wrench, CASB Executive Director, and Bret Miles, CASE Executive Director to learn about Initiative 271 — Fair Tax Colorado. The executive directors of CASB and CASE will explain what the citizen's initiative is all about, what is allowed and prohibited under the Colorado Fair Campaign Practices Act, what resources are available to school districts, and more. With all the talk of budget cuts, this webinar will discuss one potential road forward with new revenue opportunities for K-12 and the state budget.

CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting During a State Fiscal Crisis 2.0
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Now that we’ve heard the interim update on the state revenue forecast and the Joint Budget Committee deliberations, the nature of what school boards must grapple with in order to balance their budget is beginning to crystallize. Join Tracie Rainey, Executive Director for the Colorado School Finance Project, Dave Montoya, Executive Director of Finance, Poudre School District, and Matt Cook, CASB Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, as they discuss the ramifications of what we now know and provide some best practices on how to budget through a state fiscal crisis. 

CASB Conversations Webinar: Budgeting During a State Fiscal Crisis

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

The pressures on state and local finances from the coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic fallout are mounting and will soon come into focus. Some project that the economic downturn will be significantly worse in the coming years than states and localities experienced during the Great Recession. How should board members prepare at a time when uncertainty is the theme? There are steps you can be taking today to prepare yourself and your community. Join Tracie Rainey, Executive Director for the Colorado School Finance Project, and Diane Doney, CFO and Assistant Superintendent for Littleton Public Schools, as they share important information and resources to help you through your budgeting process.

CASB Conversations - Resources to Support You During COVID-19
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 from 3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

This 45 minute webinar will focus on sharing ideas for end of year ceremonies such as graduation, staff retirements and celebrations, prom, spring athletics, student leadership elections, spring theater productions, and more. We'll also touch on best practices for virtual meetings and share an update on current legislative activities. We encourage your participation during this conversation and welcome your questions, which can be sent to us ahead of time. 

CASB & CDE Conversation: Considerations for 2020 Colorado High School Graduates as a Result of COVID-19
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 from 3:00 - 3:45 p.m.

Cheri Wrench, CASB Executive Director; Misti Ruthven, CDE Executive Director Innovation and Pathways; Rhonda Haniford, CDE Associate Commissioner of School Quality and Support will share information on considerations to support the local decision-making process for graduation. Additional CDE resources linked here.
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Stronger Together — School Board Updates and Connections
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at 4:00 p.m.

Join us for CASB's webinar: Stronger Together — School Board Updates and Connections. We will focus on current updates affecting school districts and boards during the COVID-19 crisis as well as provide information in regard to HB20-1301 and electronic participation for school board meetings. You'll gain information about easy to use meeting platforms and hear from boards that are making electronic participation work.
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