2021 Fall Regional Meetings

Join CASB staff and your region colleagues to discuss topics pertinent to effective board governance and advocacy efforts as we move into the next legislative season. Getting together to learn, listen, and collaborate is what effective boards do best and CASB's Regional Meetings are where this happens. Mark your calendars now, register, and plan on participating as we kick off a great year.


 

2021 CASB Regional Meetings Program
Resilient * Ready * Relentless for Colorado Students!

4:30 p.m.    Breakout Sessions

      1. Leading Difficult Conversations in Your Community
        Leslie Bogar, Director of Professional Learning & Events

        Susan Meek, Director of Strategic Engagement & Communications
        School board members have always faced tough questions and divisive issues as they serve their communities. However, the strength of public division that they confront right now is new to many school board members. Learn from your peers what issues they are addressing and gain valuable strategies for how to lead difficult conversations in your community.

      2. Onboarding Best Practices for New Board Members
        Matt Cook, CASB Director of Public Policy and Advocacy 
        Cheri Wrench, CASB Executive Director 
        The November election is around the corner and it is time to make sure you have plans in place to onboard your new school board members. Gain valuable tools and strategies for onboarding your newest board members in order to have the new team up-and-running as a cohesive unit. 

5:30 p.m.    Dinner

5:40 p.m.    Welcome & Introductions: The Year in Review
                    John Wittler, CASB Board of Directors President
                    Cheri Wrench, CASB Executive Director

6:00 p.m.    McGuffey Awards Presentation
The CASB McGuffey Awards honor unique board members who bring committed and passionate service to their board work. Help us honor and recognize the McGuffey Award recipients from your region!
6:15 p.m.    Creating High-quality Learning Experiences for Each and Every Student

Cheri Wrench, CASB Executive Director
Leslie Bogar, Director of Professional Learning & Events
The past sixteen months have been the most complex and challenging time for public schools and addressing the effects the pandemic has had on our children is a top priority for every school board. The one-time federal and state resources offer a promising and unprecedented opportunity to temporarily restore some of the lost state share of revenue, address pandemic-related challenges, and evolve in a way that maximizes the resources and supports available to students. How are you telling your district’s story so that your community is engaged in this historic process? Share with your peers and explore opportunities to strengthen the bonds with your local community, while building back stronger for each and every student.

7:00 p.m.    Legislative Preview & Resolutions
                    Matt Cook, CASB Director of Public Policy and Advocacy

The November election will be here before you know it and the ballot will include several questions for voters with far-reaching implications. As a community leader, you are a trusted messenger and a tremendous resource to others on issues that impact your school district and the larger community. Learn about the work of the Interim School Finance Committee, potential ballot measures on taxes, and other emerging topics. 

7:30 p.m.    Adjourn


Region 8 & 10 Virtual Meeting Program

4:00 p.m.    Breakout Sessions

      1. Leading Difficult Conversations in Your Community
        Leslie Bogar, Director of Professional Learning & Events

        Susan Meek, Director of Strategic Engagement & Communications
        School board members have always faced tough questions and divisive issues as they serve their communities. However, the strength of public division that they confront right now is new to many school board members. Learn from your peers what issues they are addressing and gain valuable strategies for how to lead difficult conversations in your community.

      2. Onboarding Best Practices for New Board Members
        Matt Cook, CASB Director of Public Policy and Advocacy 
        Cheri Wrench, CASB Executive Director 
        The November election is around the corner and it is time to make sure you have plans in place to onboard your new school board members. Gain valuable tools and strategies for onboarding your newest board members in order to have the new team up-and-running as a cohesive unit. 

4:45 p.m.    Welcome & Introductions: The Year in Review

John Wittler, CASB Board of Directors President
Cheri Wrench, CASB Executive Director

5:00 p.m.    McGuffey Awards Presentation

5:15 p.m.    Creating High-quality Learning Experiences for Each and Every Student

Cheri Wrench, CASB Executive Director
Leslie Bogar, Director of Professional Learning & Events
The past sixteen months have been the most complex and challenging time for public schools and addressing the effects the pandemic has had on our children is a top priority for every school board. The one-time federal and state resources offer a promising and unprecedented opportunity to temporarily restore some of the lost state share of revenue, address pandemic-related challenges, and evolve in a way that maximizes the resources and supports available to students. How are you telling your district’s story so that your community is engaged in this historic process? Share with your peers and explore opportunities to strengthen the bonds with your local community, while building back stronger for each and every student.

6:00 p.m.    Legislative Preview & Resolutions
                     Matt Cook, CASB Director of Public Policy and Advocacy  

6:30 p.m.    Adjourn


CASB Regions Map and List

Regional Meeting Dates 
4:30 - 7:30 p.m. dinner meeting (except Regions 8 & 10 virtual meeting, 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. and Region 5 meeting will be a lunch from 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.)

Region 1
Monday, September 13 - Brush
4:30 - 7:30 p.m. dinner meeting

Brush High School
400 West Ave., Brush, CO 80723

Register

Region 7
Thursday, September 9 - Granby
4:30 - 7:30 p.m. dinner meeting
Middle Park High School Library
795 North 2nd Street, Granby Co 80446 

Register

Region 2
Thursday, September 2 - Limon
4:30 - 7:30 p.m. dinner meeting
Limon Public School
912 Badger Way, Limon, CO 80828

Register

 

Region 8 and 10
Wednesday, September 29
Virtual Meeting
4:00 - 6:30 pm

Register

Region 3
Tuesday, September 28 - La Junta
4:30 - 7:30 p.m. dinner meeting
La Junta Intermediate School
901 Smithland Ave., La Junta, CO 81050

Register

 

Region 9
Wednesday, October 6 - 
Alamosa
4:30 - 7:30 p.m. dinner meeting
Ortega Middle School
401 Victoria Ave, Alamosa, CO 81101

Register

Region 4
Thursday, September 30 - Greeley
4:30 - 7:30 p.m. dinner meeting
Northridge High School
100 71st Ave., Greeley, CO 80634

Register
Region 11
Monday, October 4 - 
Delta
4:30 - 7:30 p.m. dinner meeting

Delta Middle School
401 E 10th St., Delta, CO 81416

Register

Region 5
Tuesday, September 21 - Centennial
10:30 am - 1:30 pm - Lunch Meeting
Cherry Creek Innovation Campus
8000 S Chambers Rd., Centennial, CO 80112

Register

 

Region 12
Tuesday, October 5 - 
Cortez
4:30 - 7:30 p.m. dinner meeting
Montezuma-Cortez High School Library
418 S Sligo St., Cortez, CO 81321

Register

Region 6
Wednesday, September 1 - Pueblo
4:30 - 7:30 p.m. dinner meeting
East High School
9 Mac Neil Rd., Pueblo, CO 81001

Register
 

 

PRICING

EARLY BIRD PRICE
BEFORE JULY 16
PRICE AFTER
JULY 16
Member in-person event $70 $90
Non-member in-person event $140 $180
Member Virtual event (Region 8 & 10) $35 $55
Non- member Virtual event (Region 8 & 10) $70 $110

As a reminder, Colorado's Open Meetings Law requires full and timely notice to the public when a quorum of the board is gathering and "public business is discussed or at which any formal action may be taken." C.R.S. 24-6-402. In case your Board chooses to post this meeting, the following is a sample notice:

One or more members of the [insert district name] board of education will be attending the Colorado Association of School Board's regional meeting on [insert attendance date]. The purpose of this event is for board members to engage in professional learning — it is not to conduct public business of the local district or engage in formal action. While notice is not required pursuant to C.R.S. 24-6-402, the board believes in transparency and therefore is providing this information regarding the event.

The 2020 McGuffey Award honorees and submission form, click below.

McGuffey Award