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22210E11A35B065487258385007120CE Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For HB19-1002

HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date Jan 17, 2019      
Location HCR 0107



HB19-1002 - Amended, referred to House Appropriations


01:35:42 PM  

Representatives McLachlan and Wilson, co-prime sponsors, presented House Bill 19-1002, concerning professional development in leadership for public school principals. The bill creates the School Leadership Pilot Program in the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) to provide training for school principals. The program must include the identification of a cohort of high-quality school principals and allow other principals from across the state to observe and interact with this group. The CDE is required to design the program during FY 2019-20 and implement the program no later than July 2020. No later than March 15, 2020, the CDE is required to report to the state legislature on the program's design, evaluation methods, and plans for full implementation in the 2020-21 and 2021-22 school years, including an estimate of the anticipated number of participants. The bill also creates the School Leadership Pilot Program Fund, which is continuously appropriated to the CDE. The program is repealed July 1, 2022.  Representative McLachlan distributed a fact sheet on the bill (Attachment A).

01:39:58 PM  

Representatives McLachlan and Wilson responded to questions regarding how the bill would support principals in rural districts; how participating candidates would be identified; and the funding for the program.

01:54:07 PM  

The following persons testified on the bill:

01:55:08 PM  

Amie Baca Oehlert, Colorado Education Association, testified in support of the bill.

01:58:09 PM  

Mark Sass, representing himself, testified in support of the bill and responded to questions from the committee.

02:03:32 PM  

Mary Duran, Aurora Public Schools and Public Education and Business Coalition (PEBC), testified in support of the bill.

02:08:50 PM  

Courtney Goertz, Aurora Public Schools and PEBC, testified in support of the bill.

02:12:57 PM  

Ms. Duran and Ms. Goertz responded to questions from the committee.  Representative Wilson also responded to questions from the committee.

02:26:11 PM  

Ms. Goertz responded to questions from the committee regarding PEBC.  PEBC is a training program that provides mentoring support and guidance for teachers, administrators, and school leaders.  Ms. Goertz and Ms. Duran continued to answer questions from the committee regarding mentor programs and professional development available to school principals.

02:40:06 PM  

Prateek Dutta, Education Reform Now, testified in support of the bill.

02:45:01 PM  

Representative Baisley moved Amendment L.002 (Attachment B), which would allow the department to work with either a for-profit or nonprofit entity in developing the program.  Committee discussion ensued.

02:56:14 PM  

Jennifer Mello, Colorado Department of Education and State Board of Education, responded to questions from the committee regarding CDE's process of hiring contracted workers.  Committee discussion ensued.



02:57:13 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Baisley
Seconded Wilson
Baisley Yes
Bird No
Coleman Yes
Cutter No
Exum No
Froelich No
Geitner Yes
Larson Yes
McCluskie No
Ransom Excused
Wilson Yes
Buentello No
McLachlan No
YES: 5   NO: 7   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
02:59:42 PM  

Representative McLachlan moved Amendment L.001 (Attachment C), which limits the decision making regarding the program to the Colorado Department of Education.  Representative McLachlan responded to questions from the committee.



03:00:41 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved McLachlan
Seconded Froelich
Baisley Yes
Bird Yes
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Froelich Yes
Geitner No
Larson Yes
McCluskie Yes
Ransom Excused
Wilson Yes
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
YES: 11   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS
03:00:46 PM  

Representatives McLachlan and Wilson made concluding comments on the bill. Members of the committee also made comments regarding the bill.

03:07:04 PM  
Committee discussion regarding the bill continued.


03:10:56 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 19-1002, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved McLachlan
Seconded Cutter
Baisley Yes
Bird Yes
Coleman Yes
Cutter Yes
Exum Yes
Froelich Yes
Geitner No
Larson Yes
McCluskie Yes
Ransom Excused
Wilson Yes
Buentello Yes
McLachlan Yes
Final YES: 11   NO: 1   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS






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