CASB Regional Meetings

2020 Fall Regional Meetings

CASB's Fall Regional Meetings have been moved to a virtual format this year and will be held from September 1 - October 22, 2020. CASB members will have the ability to collaborate with colleagues from neighboring districts, share ideas, and hear from CASB's knowledgable staff as they offer up-to-the-minute insights to help boards make sound governance decisions. Registration is free and we are looking forward to great participation! 

 

Thank you to our 2020
Fall Regional Meetings sponsor!


Ehlers

Thank you to our 2020
McGuffey Award sponsor!


 


AGENDA

 Monica Peloso Furey    Welcome
Mastering the Tools of Effective Governance

Monica Furey Peloso, CASB Board of Directors President 

Join CASB Board President Monica Peloso who will lead a panel conversation with several local school board members from your region. Our panel will highlight the tools and resources they used to navigate the past six months, their lessons learned, and plans for moving forward. Learn and collaborate with your peers to refine your leadership skills during this uncharted time where we are all navigating a global health pandemic, an economic crisis, and social unrest. By harnessing the collective wisdom of school boards, we keep Colorado strong and support the more than 900,000 students our school boards are charged with serving.


Addressing Equity in Your Community
Cheri Wrench, CASB Executive Director

Education is the great equalizer in our society and opens up opportunities regardless of race, gender, or economic background. Recent studies, protests, and the media have highlighted equity concerns across our state. When our schools went to remote learning in the spring, the lack of access to the internet and technology became highly visible. In addition, food insecurity in each community was highlighted as schools helped serve their community’s needs. As schools reopen, the inequities in infrastructure are more apparent with concerns around adequate air filtration systems. We will spend time discussing how your districts are approaching equity and making sure every student gets what they need to succeed. 

 Josie Lewis   Sam Jones-Rogers Title IX Information 

Josie Lewis, CASB Chief Legal Counsel and General Counsel
Sam Jones-Rogers, CASB Staff Attorney  

Title IX makes clear that no student shall, on the basis of sex, be subject to discrimination. The U.S. Department of Education recently released its long-awaited final regulations governing campus sexual assault under Title IX. As a board member, the legal control of your district rests with you and understanding the changes made to Title IX is an important responsibility. CASB legal staff will provide you with highlights and answer questions you may have based on the recently released Special Policy Update resources and webinar. 

Monica Peloso Furey
Connecting with Your Community and Working Together

Monica Furey Peloso, CASB Board of Directors President 

Community participation in the affairs of the school district is essential if the school system and the community are to maintain mutual confidence and respect, and work together to improve the academic achievement of students in the district. CASB Sample Board Policy KCB (Community Involvement in Decision Making) speaks to the importance of a strong working relationship with your community to build trust and satisfaction with your school district. This is true during times of stability and even more important when the choices we are making are high-stakes and plagued with uncertainty. Join your peers in walking through the Community Relations Checklist.

The November Ballot

Matt Cook, CASB Director of Public Policy and Advocacy

As an elected official, your constituents look to you to understand how measures on the November ballot may impact schools. Both of the referred measures on the ballot — SCR 001: Repeal of the Gallagher Amendment and HB20-1427: Cigarette Tobacco And Nicotine Products Tax — would affect school funding. We will run through ballot initiatives, their impact on local schools, and address your questions. 


  McGuffey Awards


School board members are ordinary people who demonstrate extraordinary dedication to our public schools. The CASB McGuffey Award honors unique board members who bring committed and passionate service to their board work. Every district has the opportunity to submit one board member each year. Join us as we pause and recognize their significant contributions.

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.


Regional Meeting Dates 
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. meeting time

CASB Regions List Linked Here

Region 1
Thursday, September 3

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Region 2
Tuesday, October 13

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Region 3
Tuesday, September 22

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Region 4
Tuesday, September 15

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Region 5
Tuesday, September 29

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Region 6
Thursday, October 22

Register

Region 7
Thursday, October 8 
(combined with Region 10)

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Region 8
Tuesday, September 1

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Region 9
Thursday, October 1

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Region 10
Thursday, October 8
(combined with Region 7)

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Region 11
Tuesday, October 6

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Region 12
Thursday, October 15

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Submit your board's honoree for a McGuffey Award, click below.

McGuffey Award