Federal Level Advocacy

Overview

At the federal level, CASB works with a Federal Relations Network (FRN) – school board members and superintendents from across the state – to present local school district priorities to Colorado’s congressional representatives.

The annual Federal Quick Reference Guide explains CASB’s position on hot-button issues such as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), federal funding for education and student data privacy. The document is developed in January of each year by the FRN.

The National School Board Association also works to advocate on behalf of school board members. More information about the NSBA's efforts is located on its Advocacy and Legislation page.

Federal Relations Network Committee

The Colorado Federal Relations Network (FRN) reviews federal legislation and advocates the views of Colorado school boards to Congress. It is composed of two school board members from each of Colorado's Congressional districts. The FRN meets quarterly. If you are interested in serving on the FRN, please contact Matt Cook.

Congressional District Last Name First Name District/Organization Representation Email
01 Daigle Sally Sheridan School District

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01 Husbands Caty Englewood Schools Committee Member
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03 Pitton Paul Mesa County Valley School District 51 Committee Member
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Sarchet Nancy Weld County RE-1 Committee Member
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04 Gustafson Debra Weld RE-3J Committee Member
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05 Johnson Tracey Academy District 20 Committee Member
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05 Clementi Barbara Pueblo City Schools Committee Member
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06 Fisher Karen Cherry Creek Schools FRN Chair
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06 Piotraschke Greg School District 27J Committee Member
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07 Stevens Amanda Jefferson County Public Schools Committee Member
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07 Plomer Kathy Adams 12 Five Star Schools Committee Member
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Ex-Officio DeLay Ken CASB Ex-Officio
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Ex-Officio Cook Matt CASB Ex-Officio
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Ex-Officio Shannon Kathy CASB Ex-Officio
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Ex-Officio Gebhardt Kathy Boulder Valley School District CASB BOD President
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Ex-Officio Lidiak Doug Weld County 6 Ex-Officio
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Ex-Officio McCall Dale Colorado BOCES Association Ex-Officio
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Ex-Officio Murphy Michelle Colorado Rural Schools Alliance Ex-Officio
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