State Level Advocacy
OverviewAs an organization, the genesis for CASB’s advocacy activities is set via the adoption of resolutions. Each October, one delegate from each member school board participates in the annual CASB Delegate Assembly. There, resolutions are discussed, amended and either adopted or rejected by the delegates. The CASB Board of Directors sets legislative priorities for the year based on the adopted resolutions.
Throughout the legislative session, but utilizing the CASB resolutions as well as the CASB Board of Directors’ priorities, the Legislative/Resolutions Committee meets monthly to analyze and take positions on proposed legislation. In addition, the CASB Legislative Network, made up of one representative from each local board, uses regular updates from CASB to keep their local board informed and to provide feedback to CASB and legislators during the session.
2013 Legislative Session InformationThe CASB Advocacy Team is hard at work representing CASB members during the 2012 legislative session. Use these resources to stay on top of what’s happening under the gold dome.
- CASB Bill Tracker (powered by Colorado Capitol Watch)
- Bill and Legislator look up (powered by Colorado Capitol Watch)
- CASB’s BillBoard Newsletter
- CASB’s Legislative Updates and Alerts
- 2013 Legislative Priorities
- House Education Committee Members & Schedule
- Senate Education Committee Members & Schedule
CASB Committees and Networks
- Legislative/Resolutions Committee: 22-member team charged with reviewing resolutions presented by CASB members and developing recommendations for consideration at the annual CASB Delegate Assembly held in October each year. The committee also meets monthly during the legislative session, January – May, to determine CASB’s position on state legislation.
- Legislative Network: the grassroots advocacy link between CASB and local school boards.
- Colorado Capitol Watch
- Colorado General Assembly website
- Blueprint for Education Community Engagement Toolkit: Guidelines to help school board members engage the community to create a Blueprint for Education, as required by Colorado Law.
- CASB’s Blueprint for Education Report: School board members’ thoughts and ideas around building graduation requirements from the local level.