CASB Serving You, 14May21

CASB Serving You!

May 14, 2021
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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 Conversations Webinar: High Potency Marijuana and Colorado Youth on Wed, May 20 at noon. Learn more and register here.
  • Save the Date — Start Schools Stronger Summit set for June 14
    Join CASB, CASE, CEA, CDE, PEBC, and the Rural Alliance for an educational summit that will allow school districts to bring together teams of administrators, teachers, and school board members for an in-person convening to learn about the latest in safety & health, mental health & social emotional learning, and accelerating learning.  The event is FREE! Stay tuned for more details.
  • CASB, in partnership with the Colorado Secretary of State's Office, will provide a school election seminars on Wednesday, June 16:
    • School election seminar (Part I) from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
      • Provides an overview of the School Director Election process — including the roles and responsibilities for boards, designated election officials (DEOs), and county clerks and recorders, candidate eligibility, the petition process, and more. This webinar is open to all but is designed mainly for DEOs and potential candidates. Register here
    • School elections seminar (Part II) from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
      • Provides an overview of campaign finance — including committees, disclosure reports and filing requirements, contributions, and more. This webinar is open to all but is designed mainly for potential school board candidates. Register here
  • Mark your calendars for CASB in-person events this fall: Regional Meetings are taking place in September-October, Fall Delegate Assembly Conference will be in Fort Collins on Oct 22-23, and the CASB Convention will be Dec 2-4.


  • The School Finance Act, SB21-268, is set to move quickly as the General Assembly works to wrap up the 2021 Legislative Session. Of note:

    • Inflation changes increase per-pupil funding by $141.67 for a base per-pupil funding of $7,225.28
    • Returns the Budget Stabilization (BS) Factor to pre-COVID pandemic levels at $572 million
    • Increases funding for At-Risk students by including students who receive “reduced” school lunch as well as the currently funded students who receive “free” school meals
    • Additional funding for English Language Learners (ELL) students is included in the bill
      Read the CASB Legislative Alert from May 12th to learn more.
  • There are about 95 education-related bills that would influence public education introduced so far this session. You can find all the details on CASB’s interactive bill graphic and bill tracker. Some items worth highlighting include:
  • CASB’s Key Legislative Priorities are on the website and available for sharing with members and asking them to connect with their Key Legislators.




This mission of the Colorado Association of School Boards is to advance excellence in public education and equity for each and every student through effective leadership by the collective action of locally elected boards of education.
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