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S_ED_2018A 02/28/2018 10:31:55 AM Committee Summary

Date 02/28/2018
Gardner X
Merrifield X
Neville T. X
Todd E
Zenzinger E
Priola X
Hill X
Time 10:31:55 AM to 10:48:37 AM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Hill
This Report was prepared by Rachel Kurtz-Phelan
Hearing Items Action Taken
Update from Salida School District Committee Discussion Only
SB18-177 Lay Over

Update from Salida School District - Committee Discussion Only

10:32:43 AM  

David Blackburn, Superintendent of Salida School District, came to the table to provide an update on the school district.  He discussed several of the district's successful programs and projects.  Mr. Blackburn answered questions from the committee and discussed problems with teacher recruitment and retention in rural Colorado.

SB18-177 - Lay Over

10:38:01 AM  

Senators Todd and Priola, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-177 which concerns procedures when certain private schools cease operations. The co-sponsors provided opening comments about the bill.

10:41:25 AM  
Inta Morris, representing the Colorado Department of Higher Education, spoke in support of the bill. She answered questions from the committee.
10:43:49 AM  
There were no more witnesses present so
Senator Hill closed public testimony.  The co-sponsors distributed
several handouts to the committee [Attachments A through C].  Committee
members gave closing comments to the bill.
10:47:49 AM  
Senator Hill laid the bill over for action
only to a date to be determined.

10:48:37 AM   Committee Adjourned