When the legislature announced their budget plan on June 1, 2022, there were several items that would impact education and school business. The legislative plan serves as the basis of negotiations with the Governor leading up to the June 15 deadline to pass a budget bill. The final budget will come by July 1, 2022, when the legislature and the Governor settle on their differences.

As CASBO’s Legislative Committee and Governmental Relations team monitored and took positions on budget proposals , we asked you, our members and school business leaders, to use your voice and advocate for sound policies that would benefit and support your LEAs and communities.

Over 100 of you answered the call using our new VoterVoice platform, which amplified our shared message and connected you directly to your elected officials. This easy-to-use tool just needs your zip code to send a pre-written message, making advocacy a simple task with big results.


                “This was so easy to use and customize!”              “Great addition to the [advocacy] work.”


Over the course of 5 days, we had 431 messages sent to 98 state assemblymembers, senators and the Governor, and within 24 hours we began making a difference in what the outcome of these proposals can look like. Your voice and your efforts made a difference!

As we  continue to monitor both the budget and legislative process, watch your emails and casbo.org for more updates and future calls to advocate. Your partnership in advocacy is valuable and impactful; help create the changes needed in school business today and for the future.