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November 18, 2022

CASB believes that quality public education is the foundation for our nation’s economic prosperity, community’s quality of life,

and every child’s opportunity to live their best life. The following are current events and opportunities for our members: 

CASB invites all districts to submit their celebratory milestones and stories of success to allow CASB to celebrate them in upcoming newsletters! Submit these milestones to [email protected]

 
CASB Departments Serving You
  1. Director of Finance
    1. Susie Griffin Butler ([email protected] or (303) 302-3806)
  2. Director of Public Policy and Advocacy
    1. Matt Cook ([email protected] or (303) 302-3807)
  3. Staff Attorney (Legal Information)
    1. Rachel Amspoker ([email protected] or (303) 302-3803)
  4. Policy Department
    1. Kristina Gutierrez ([email protected] or (303) 302-3811)
    2. Holly Burg ([email protected] or (303) 302-3810)
    3. Diana Calderon ([email protected] or (303) 302-3804)
  5. Communications Specialist and Registration Questions
    1. Bryce Reedy ([email protected] or (303) 302-3813)
  6. Events Specialist
    1. Gabriella Gonzales ([email protected] or (303) 302-3809)
  7. Office Manager (Meeting Room Reservation Requests, Board of Directors Questions)
    1. Brittany Crossman ([email protected] or (303) 302-3802)
  8. Executive Assistant and Member Engagement Coordinator (Training Requests)
    1. Gerry Wiegel ([email protected] or (303) 302-3812)
 

CASB Executive Search Update

The Executive Director Selection Committee met this week with the objective of identifying finalists that the committee would interview in-person next week. The committee made the decision that the initial pool of applicants was not representative of the scope of candidates they had hoped for and decided it is in CASB's best interest to extend the application window in the hope of generating a broader and deeper pool of candidates to consider. 

The committee did not eliminate anyone on the shortlist from consideration. The position is currently posted on CASB’s website, as well as on McPherson and Jacobson’s website.

The new dates for the extended search are:

  • New closing date for applications: January 23, 2023
  • New date for review of shortlisted applicants: February 7, 2023
  • New dates for in-person interviews with finalists: February 16 - 17, 2023

The committee intends to bring its finalist(s) to the board for consideration, to make a final hiring decision as soon as possible, and to have the successful candidate in place no later than July 1, 2023.

 
 
 
  • Detailed information on the Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) program and how school boards may opt-out is available in CASB’s new resource, CASB's Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program (FAMLI) Overview and FAQ. School boards that wish to opt-out of FAMLI must hold a vote anytime during 2022 (there is no July 2022 deadline for boards to opt out) and must notify the FAMLI Division of its decision in writing by January 1, 2023.
 
  • NEW! NSBA Asks Congress for $1 Billion in Additional Emergency Connectivity Funds
    • NSBA joined 65 education and related national organizations in a letter to congressional leaders asking for $1 billion in additional funds for the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF), which is administered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The letter notes that the FCC received requests for $2.8 billion in ECF funds during its final application window, which was more than double the amount remaining in the program. “Without additional funding, many of these requests will not be met, leaving millions of students disconnected at a time when learning loss and teacher shortages are leading concerns,” the letter reads. The letter also includes examples of how the program is addressing the critical needs of schools and libraries across the country who are struggling to keep students, teachers, and library patrons connected in an increasingly digital world.

  • As required by HB22-1376 – Supportive Learning Environments for K-12 Students, CDE is looking for local school board members to provide feedback to CDE to inform the standardization of data collected by the department on suspensions and expulsions, arrests and referrals, chronic absenteeism, incidents of violence, and harassment and bullying, and the safe school requirements set forth in section 22-32-109.1.
    • Per statute, CDE makes the final determination on how to standardize our processes and practices; it is important for CDE to understand from stakeholders the impacts of those decisions. To gather feedback, CDE will be hosting three virtual meetings that we would ask school board members (and other stakeholders) to attend:
      • Tuesday, December 6, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
      • Tuesday, January 10, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • If you are interested in participating in one of the meetings, please let Leslie Bogar, CASB's Interim Executive Director, know of your interest and she will share your contact information with CDE who will then be in touch.
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Colorado Association of School Boards

2253 S. Oneida St., Suite 300

Denver, CO 80224

303-832-1000


 

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November 11, 2022

CASB believes that quality public education is the foundation for our nation’s economic prosperity, community’s quality of life,

and every child’s opportunity to live their best life. The following are current events and opportunities for our members: 

CASB invites all districts to submit their celebratory milestones and stories of success to allow CASB to celebrate them in upcoming newsletters! Submit these milestones to [email protected]

 
CASB Departments Serving You
  1. Director of Finance
    1. Susie Griffin Butler ([email protected] or (303) 302-3806)
  2. Director of Public Policy and Advocacy
    1. Matt Cook ([email protected] or (303) 302-3807)
  3. Staff Attorney (Legal Information)
    1. Rachel Amspoker ([email protected] or (303) 302-3803)
  4. Policy Department
    1. Kristina Gutierrez ([email protected] or (303) 302-3811)
    2. Holly Burg ([email protected] or (303) 302-3810)
    3. Diana Calderon ([email protected] or (303) 302-3804)
  5. Communications Specialist and Registration Questions
    1. Bryce Reedy ([email protected] or (303) 302-3813)
  6. Events Specialist
    1. Gabriella Gonzales ([email protected] or (303) 302-3809)
  7. Office Manager (Meeting Room Reservation Requests, Board of Directors Questions)
    1. Brittany Crossman ([email protected] or (303) 302-3802)
  8. Executive Assistant and Member Engagement Coordinator (Training Requests)
    1. Gerry Wiegel ([email protected] or (303) 302-3812)
 
Important Information from CASB

A new $2 million grant will go toward helping 40 Colorado schools prevent violence amid a year of record school shootings in America, according to a Monday University of Colorado news release.

 
 
 
  • Detailed information on the Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FAMLI) program and how school boards may opt-out is available in CASB’s new resource, CASB's Family and Medical Leave Insurance Program (FAMLI) Overview and FAQ. School boards that wish to opt-out of FAMLI must hold a vote anytime during 2022 (there is no July 2022 deadline for boards to opt out) and must notify the FAMLI Division of its decision in writing by January 1, 2023.
 
  • NEW! NSBA Asks Congress for $1 Billion in Additional Emergency Connectivity Funds
    • NSBA joined 65 education and related national organizations in a letter to congressional leaders asking for $1 billion in additional funds for the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF), which is administered by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The letter notes that the FCC received requests for $2.8 billion in ECF funds during its final application window, which was more than double the amount remaining in the program. “Without additional funding, many of these requests will not be met, leaving millions of students disconnected at a time when learning loss and teacher shortages are leading concerns,” the letter reads. The letter also includes examples of how the program is addressing the critical needs of schools and libraries across the country who are struggling to keep students, teachers, and library patrons connected in an increasingly digital world.

  • As required by HB22-1376 – Supportive Learning Environments for K-12 Students, CDE is looking for local school board members to provide feedback to CDE to inform the standardization of data collected by the department on suspensions and expulsions, arrests and referrals, chronic absenteeism, incidents of violence, and harassment and bullying, and the safe school requirements set forth in section 22-32-109.1.
    • Per statute, CDE makes the final determination on how to standardize our processes and practices; it is important for CDE to understand from stakeholders the impacts of those decisions. To gather feedback, CDE will be hosting three virtual meetings that we would ask school board members (and other stakeholders) to attend:
      • Tuesday, December 6, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
      • Tuesday, January 10, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • If you are interested in participating in one of the meetings, please let Leslie Bogar, CASB's Interim Executive Director, know of your interest and she will share your contact information with CDE who will then be in touch.
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Colorado Association of School Boards

2253 S. Oneida St., Suite 300

Denver, CO 80224

303-832-1000