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State Board Relations Office

The State Board Office supports the seven elected state board members. The office:

  • Organizes all appellate proceedings and other legal proceedings before the State Board, including scheduling hearings and conferences, and  managing all motions, orders, and other correspondence for each case
  • Consults, advises, and coordinates Board proceedings with the Attorney General’s Office including orders and other documents
  • Responds to open-records requests and tracks litigation involving the State Board
  • Reviews disciplinary cases submitted to the State Board by the CDE and the Office of Administrative Courts
  • Drafts, reviews, and revises final orders
  • Schedules, arranges, and oversees all regular and special meetings of the State Board, including logistics, compliance with relevant laws regarding notice and recording, coordination of materials and presentations, and posting of agendas
  • Reviews all submissions from the CDE management
  • Represents the State Board in meetings with other agencies, education groups, non-profits, and constituents
  • Supports the State Board on strategic partnerships with educational entities
  • Supports the State Board in its work with the School Trusts Lands

Address: 201 E. Colfax Ave., Denver CO 80203
Room Number(s): 506, 500

Unit Supervisor: Carey Taylor Markel
Administrative Lead: Elizabeth (Bizy) Burdsall
Lead Email Address: burdsall_e@cde.state.co.us
Lead Phone Number: 303-866-6817

 

Office Responsibilities

  • Manage monthly SBOE meetings: Rulemaking Hearings, Charter School Appeals, Confidential Disciplinary matters/legal files, Action items, reports from the department
  • Respond to open-records requests as well as open-meeting act requests-- if pertaining to SBE Office
  • Manage SBO: Budget, personnel, legal services, official records and hiring, Carey Markel (Markel_c@cde.state.co.us) and Bizy Burdsall (burdsall_e@cde.state.co.us)
  • Handle all travel arrangements for meetings, conferences, and conventions: hotel, flight, rental cars etc.
  • Handle all communications for SBE office
  • Represents SB in meetings with other agencies, education groups, non-profit, and constituients; support the SB on strategic partnerships with educational entities.
  • Supports the SB in its work with the School Trusts Lands

Major Projects

  • Updating the SB room: artwork by students accross the state, should be complete by February/March
  • New State Board Member swearing-in-- January 2015
  • Arrange meetings between SBE members and new members of House and Senate Ed Committees

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Contact Us

Colorado Dept. of Education
201 East Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
Phone: 303-866-6600
Fax: 303-830-0793
Contact CDE

CDE Hours
Mon - Fri 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
See also: Licensing Hours

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