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Colorado Association of School Boards

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Policy Services

CASB Policy Services Team

Jeri Hodgson Fleuter, Associate Executive Director

Corina Sepulveda, Executive Assistant, Policy Services

Lynne Hunt, Policy Specialist

Kathy Shannon, Policy Counsel


CASB offers a menu of policy services designed to promote effective school board governance.

Click below to access a variety of policy resources.

  • Online Policy Solutions
    • CASB Core Policy Online and Online District Policy Maintenance are CASB's user-friendly online policy solutions designed for more effective policy work.
  • Policy Parameters Newsletter and Updated Sample Policies star3.gif
    • A policy newsletter to educate school boards and district personnel about important federal and state laws and their impact on local policy leadership discussions; informs members of recent updates to the CASB sample policy resources.
  • Special Policy Update star3.gif
    • A newsletter to alert members to time-sensitive or hot-topic policy issues that require the immediate attention of school boards and district personnel.
  • Frequently requested forms/lists star3.gif
    • Including a list of policies required by law or highly recommended for Board policy and a list of policies to distribute to students/parents annually.

Dues-Supported Services

As a benefit of membership, districts receive the following:

  • Unlimited phone consultations with policy staff
  • Sample policies on individual topics upon request
  • Review of individual policies upon request
  • Policy Parameters Newsletter and updated sample policies
  • Special Policy Updates
  • Policy Manual Audit Service – a "spot check" of the board's policy manual for legally required policies, including feedback on organization and format

Dues-supported services: Free to CASB members

Core Manual Package – School Districts

A comprehensive, attorney-reviewed, sample policy manual that includes all legally required policies as well as numerous other policies addressing virtually every issue likely to arise in a public school district.

This package is recommended for boards wanting a set of policies to function as a guide to all practices. Formatted in the NSBA letter-coding system, the Core is a starting point for board policy. As with any off-the-shelf product, it is crucial that the board customize the manual. CASB will incorporate 10 local policies into the Core for the board.

The manual will be provided on CD and in hard copy. The board will also receive a limited-time complimentary subscription to CASB Core Policy Online, as well as an orientation session upon request.

Core Manual Package: $3,000 (plus expenses)

Core Manual Package – BOCES

For Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), CASB partners with the Colorado BOCES Association to offer a modified version of the Core Sample Policy Manual, the BOCES Manual.

This comprehensive, attorney-reviewed, sample policy manual includes all legally required policies as well as numerous other policies addressing BOCES-specific issues.

This package is recommended for BOCES boards wanting a set of policies to function as a guide to all practices. Formatted in the NSBA letter-coding system, the Core is a starting point for board policy. As with any off-the-shelf product, it is crucial that the board customize the manual.

The manual will be provided on CD and in hard copy.

Core Manual Package – BOCES: $3,000 (plus expenses)

Policy Manual Overhaul Project

For districts with policy manuals that are out-of-date, incomplete or inconsistent with current district practices, CASB offers the Policy Manual Overhaul Project.

CASB will work with the board and staff to create a comprehensive, customized policy manual, using CASB's Core Manual as a starting point.

In this process, CASB will:

  • review the manual to identify areas where policy is lacking or needs improvement
  • revise policies to reflect local practices and legal requirements
  • re-code policies as needed
  • create a draft manual and revise it according to board feedback
  • manage the project from beginning to end

At the conclusion of the project, the district will receive the final manual in electronic form, as well as a limited-time complimentary subscription to CASB Core Policy Online.

Policy Manual Overhaul--Call for current service fees

Online Policy Solutions

CASB Core Policy Online and Online District Policy Maintenance are CASB's user-friendly online policy solutions designed for more effective policy work.

  • CASB Core Policy Online allows subscribers to search CASB's sample policies online anytime. The online policies include links to current state statutes.

CASB Core Policy Online: $450 per year

  • Online District Policy Maintenance allows for transformation of a board policy manual from a cumbersome notebook into a convenient, paperless policy collection. CASB hosts the manual, links it to the district's website and performs all updates at the district's request.

Online District Policy Maintenance: Cost is based on district enrollment; call for current service fees

Policy Manual Re-coding Project

For districts not currently using the NEPN/NSBA letter codes for policies, or that use the pre-1991 letter codes, CASB will reformat the board's policy manual to the current NEPN/NSBA coding system, allowing greater ease for referencing and updating. Includes new tables of contents.

Re-coding Project: $500

Policy Training Sessions

CASB offers half-day policy training sessions on a variety of topics, including:

  • how to keep your policy manual current
  • policy manual orientation
  • key policy areas, such as personnel policy development

Policy Training: Priced according to CASB's session fee schedule

Policy Governance® Services

For boards interested in a non-traditional policy approach, CASB provides comprehensive facilitation and consultation enabling the  board to establish a new framework for effective governance under the Policy Governance® model. The service includes development of policies in areas of executive limitations, governance process, board/superintendent relations, and "end results" for students. Training on engagement strategies and development of a community engagement plan are also available.

Policy Governance® Services: Call for current service fees