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: Budgeting the Next Round of Federal Stimulus Dollars

Monday, January 11, 2021 from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

The next round of stimulus dollars is on its way to schools to help respond to and recover from the pandemic. This webinar will touch on how you should be thinking about your budget based on state revenues and the federal stimulus dollars. Join Tracie Rainey, Executive Director for the Colorado School Finance Project, and Matt Cook, CASB Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, as they discuss the latest information about these stimulus dollars and how to consider their use as you continue to fulfill your fiduciary duties of budgeting for your district during uncertain times and a state fiscal crisis.

CASB Conversations: Title IX Overview
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

On August 14, 2020, the final Title IX rules went into effect for districts across the country. In response to the changes, CASB released sample policies on July 17, 2020. However, these rule changes have an impact beyond policy that school board members should be aware of this school year. In this webinar, we will provide an overview of Title IX and discuss how the changes impact the process at the local level.

CASB Conversations: Your Social-Emotional Health
August 5, 2020 from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

School board members typically put themselves last in line when it comes to self-care. We are at a point in time where anxiety and stress are mounting for our school board members. It is critical for you to take care of yourself so that you can continue to take care of your district. Understanding the importance of maintaining your social-emotional health is key and as we learned from Rosalind Wiseman, CASB keynote speaker for the 2019 Convention, dignity is the root of social-emotional health.

There is a path forward in self-care and that path is grounded in the principle of dignity; our collective belief that each of us has inherent worth and our relationships with each other matter. Furthermore, dignity is the foundation for developing the skills and capacity to have difficult conversations with each other and successfully respond to any problem.

Join Cultures of Dignity Co-Founder’s Rosalind Wiseman and Charlie Kuhn for an interactive webinar to help you be better prepared to respond to parents and colleagues' concerns and equip you with tools you can immediately put to use.

CASB Conversations: Special Policy Update
July 27, 2020 from 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

The Special Policy Update webinar on Monday, July 27, at 3:00 p.m. covered policy updates related to:

  • Title IX legal updates
  • COVID-19-related policies for reopening schools

It provided CASB members an opportunity to learn more and ask questions about the policies covered in the Special Policy Update released on Friday, July 17, 2020.

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CASB Conversations: Legislative Wrap-Up Meetings
June 24 & 25, 2020

This legislative session is unlike any prior session in our history! Join Matt Cook, CASB Director of Public Policy and Advocacy, and Kathy Plomer, Chair of the CASB Legislative Resolutions Committee, as they recap the 2020 legislative session and all of its unprecedented twists and turns. What started as a typical session turned into one that no one could have predicted — there is much to discuss.
Join us during this virtual webinar to learn more, ask questions and recap the legislative session with other school board members. It's a great opportunity to hear from your peers as you wrap up another school year. We encourage your participation during this conversation and welcome your questions, which can be sent to us ahead of time in the registration form. Registration is free and you may choose between, June 24th from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. or June 25th from 12:30 - 2:00 p.m.

CASB Conversations: 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: 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: 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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