By Brooks Lindner
Special to The SUN
In December of 2013, the Archuleta School District Board of Education attended the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) annual convention in Colorado Springs. The convention is an opportunity for school board members from across the state to learn the best, latest and most effective practices in school board leadership.
The convention focus was on community engagement. CASB defines community engagement as “the process of involving people in decisions that affect them, not just asking their opinion. School boards can use community engagement to help inform the decisions they make about important community issues. Successful community engagement efforts help the public understand the tough choices facing boards, and it often results in a common vision and shared responsibility.”