CASB's Winter Legislative Conference provides opportunities to network with peers from across the state, hear from advocacy experts, dive into professional development, and engage with legislators. Join us for this one-and-a-half-day conference including time at the Capitol. 

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AGENDA AT A GLANCE

Thursday, February 29

  • 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
    • Breakfast and Welcome
  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
    • At the Capitol/Meetings with Legislators
  • 12:30 p.m. 
    • Lunch at Sonesta Hotel
  • 1:00 - 5:30 p.m.
    • General Session Presentations:
      • Attorney General Phil Weiser
        • Attorney General Weiser will address current education policy and law and have time for Q & A.
      • Teacher Housing: Updates and Information
        • Affordable housing is a problem across the state and nation and not only affects teacher retention but also teacher recruitment. Chris Holbert of Holbert Consulting will share information and ideas generated from CASB member discussions focused on moving forward in this area and we'll hear from Congressman Joe Neguse's staff in regard to bills being presented at the federal level focused on helping to tackle the workforce housing problem.
      • Student Engagement: Student Advocacy Focus
        • What are students interested in advocating for when it comes to their local schools and districts? Hear from a panel of students that not only understand the legislative process but have clear priorities when it comes to voicing the focal points legislators and board members need to know in order to move Colorado public education forward for all students. Candelora Dionisio, Mischa Rollings (Harrison School District 2) and Allison Mogg, Jenna Nossaman (Littleton Public Schools)
      • Legal Panel
        • Hear from a moderated panel of four experienced school law attorneys: Jonathan Fero, Samantha Jones-Rogers, Kathleen Sullivan, and Sonja McKenzie. They'll discuss the challenging and intricate aspects of education law: including the nuances of Colorado's Open Meetings Law, public comment procedures at board meetings, and other relevant topics that directly impact Colorado's school boards. This session will provide school board members with tools and information to engage in meaningful decision-making in their roles. 
      • Legislator Awards
         
        Join CASB in honoring our state legislators that are invested in promoting public education and the success of our Colorado Students. We will honor Senator Barbara Kirkmeyer, Representative Jennifer Bacon, and Representative Cathy Kipp. 
  • 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
    • Legislator Reception (21 and older)


Friday, March 1

  • 8:00 - 9:00  a.m.
    • Breakfast 
  •  9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    • General Session:
      • Legislative Update with Matt Cook, CASB Director of Public Policy and Advocacy
      • Moving Your District's Legislative Platform Forward
        Hear from CASB Directors Lori Goldstein, Board Member Adams 12 Five Star Schools, and Lisa Webster, Board Member Summit School District, as they walk you through this interactive session. You'll leave with a plan for creating your district's legislative platform and how it can work for you and your district.
      • State Treasurer Dave Young 
  • 12:00 p.m. 
    • Adjourn

         


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser

 

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser was sworn in as the State’s 39th Attorney General on January 8, 2019. As the state’s chief legal officer, Attorney General Weiser is committed to protecting the people of Colorado and building an innovative and collaborative organization that will address a range of statewide challenges, from addressing the opioid epidemic to improving our criminal justice system to protecting consumers to protecting our land, air, and water.

Attorney General Weiser has dedicated his life to the law, justice, and public service. Before running for office, Weiser served as the Hatfield Professor of Law and Dean of the University of Colorado Law School, where he founded the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship and co-chaired the Colorado Innovation Council.

Weiser served as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the U.S. Department of Justice and as Senior Advisor for Technology and Innovation in the Obama Administration’s National Economic Council. He served on President Obama’s Transition Team, overseeing the Federal Trade Commission and previously served in President Bill Clinton’s Department of Justice as senior counsel to the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division, advising on telecommunications matters.

Before his appointment at the Justice Department, Weiser served as a law clerk to Justices Byron R. White and Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the United States Supreme Court and to Judge David Ebel at the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Colorado.

The son and grandson of Holocaust survivors, Weiser is deeply committed to the American Dream and ensuring opportunity for all Coloradans. Weiser lives in Denver with his wife, Dr. Heidi Wald, and their two children.

   

Colorado State Treasurer Dave Young

 

Dave Young is a native Coloradan who never thought that he would run for public office. He started his career as an educator, teaching math, science, and technology at Heath Junior High in Greeley for 24 years. He then went on to teach at CU Denver for another decade and worked in the private tech sector for about four years.

While Dave loved being an educator, he became interested in running for public office because of the challenges his sister faces as a person with disabilities. He knew he couldn’t stand idly by as his sister and others like her continued to struggle accessing essential services. In 2011, he decided to run for office.

That year, Dave was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives. He served on House Public Health Care and Human Services, Education, Health, Insurance and Environment, Transportation, and Appropriations committees where he worked across party lines to pass influential legislation.

In 2014, Dave was appointed to the powerful Joint Budget Committee (JBC). For four years, he worked with a split party JBC to develop a balanced budget for the State of Colorado. In 2018, Dave ran for State Treasurer and won.

Dave was sworn in as State Treasurer in 2019. He has spearheaded several economic justice initiatives, including Colorado SecureSavings and the CLIMBER Loan Program. He was reelected for a second term in 2022. 

Dave is married to State Representative Mary Young, Ph.D. Dave’s sister lives in Pueblo.

   

Chris Holbert of Holbert Consulting

 

Chris Holbert was elected to the Colorado Senate in 2014 and re-elected in 2018 to represent the residents of Senate District 30, which encompassed northern and western Douglas County Colorado. The Senate Republican caucus elected Chris to the position of Senate Majority Leader (2017-18) and twice elected him unanimously to the position of Senate Minority Leader (2019-2022). Senator Holbert also served as the legislative member of the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority board of directors (2017-18).

Chris was previously a member of the Colorado House of Representatives, having been elected in November 2010 and reelected in 2012 as Representative of House District 44, which included the communities of Parker and Lone Tree Colorado.

Prior to seeking elected office, Chris served as the president and executive director of the Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association (2000-2008) and was registered as a professional lobbyist representing that organization for six legislative sessions (2003-2008). During that time, Chris also served as a member of Habitat for Humanity of Colorado board of directors.

Following the 2022 Colorado legislative session and seven months prior to his term limit, Chris resigned from Colorado Senate. Chris and Diane, his wife, relocated to Florida to be closer to family. Diane’s career has focused on the financial services industry, while Chris provides consulting services in the areas of government relations and effective advocacy. 

Chris is currently working as a consultant to the Colorado Rural Schools Alliance to develop a menu of options for rural school districts to consider when attempting to address workforce housing needs in their respective communities.

 


PRICING

MEMBER PRICING COST NON-MEMBER PRICING COST
Early Bird Member Pricing until January 19 $400 Early Bird Non-Member Pricing until January 19 $600
After January 19 Member Pricing $500 After January 19 Non-Member Pricing $700
On-site Registration for Members $550 On-site Registration for Non-members

$900

Students $200 Students

$200


Price includes:
 one Thursday breakfast, one Thursday lunch, one Thursday evening reception, and one Friday breakfast
Cancellation Policy:
 Registration cancellations before the close of business on Friday, February 2, 2024, will receive a full refund minus a $100 cancellation fee. Cancellations for any reason cannot be made after February 2, 2024. Registrations may be transferred from one person to another by contacting CASB prior to 4:00 p.m. on February 16, 2024. There will be no refunds for additional meals purchased after February 16, 2024, .

ADDITIONAL MEALS THAT CAN BE PURCHASED FOR A GUEST/SPOUSE

Additional Breakfast tickets $50 
Additional Lunch tickets $60
Additional Reception tickets $60

EXHIBITOR INFORMATION

Booths available Thursday and Friday during the general session

EARLY BIRD BOOTH PRICING COST POST EARLY BIRD BOOTH PRICING COST
Pricing until January 19, 2024 $650 Pricing after January 19, 2024 $750


INCLUDED IN ONE (1) BOOTH FEE

  • One 6' by 30" table covered with a black cloth
  • Two chairs
  • One wastebasket
  • MEALS: one Thursday breakfast, one Thursday lunch, and one Thursday evening reception, Friday breakfast

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

  • Mobile App Sponsor
  • Legislator Reception Sponsor
  • Name Badge Sponsor
 
Booth Registration Here
Sponsorship Opportunities Available

Hotel Information

Room availability will be February 28 & 29 (two nights) 

The Sonesta Hotel

1450 Glenarm Pl, Denver, CO 80202

Two queen beds or king bed - $155/night, $20 self-parking for daily and/or overnight

Room Block Reservations

Thank you to our Winter Legislative Conference Exhibitors!

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CASB DAYS AT THE CAPITOL

In 2024, CASB will be hosting three Days at the Capitol events during the month of February. These days at the Capitol will give school board members and students from across the state a chance to experience the legislative process firsthand.

More Information Here

Board Organizational Meeting Notice
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. 

If your board plans to hold a retreat or its organizational meeting, the meeting must be noticed, recorded, and open to the public as any other regular or special meeting.

Convention and Retreat Noticing
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.

One or more members of the [insert district name] board of education will be attending the Colorado Association of School Board's Annual Convention on December 7-9, 2023. 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.


Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Education Credit Hours may be obtained through attendance in breakout sessions during our Fall Conference [or the Annual Convention]. Please use this form to document your attendance at the specific breakout session. All sessions and times need to be documented. You will receive a certificate of attendance upon receipt of your completed form.