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S_ED_2018A 03/08/2018 01:33:13 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 03/08/2018
Attendance
Gardner X
Merrifield *
Neville T. X
Todd X
Zenzinger *
Priola X
Hill X
Time 01:33:13 PM to 02:37:20 PM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Hill
This Report was prepared by Rachel Kurtz-Phelan
Hearing Items Action Taken
Presentation by Denver School of the Arts Committee Discussion Only
Update on Individual Career and Academic Plans (ICAPs) Committee Discussion Only
Conf 18-Higher Education Competitive Research Authority Board Of Directors Favorably Refer to Full Senate
SB18-177 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
HB18-1130 Referred to the Committee of the Whole

Presentation by Denver School of the Arts - Committee Discussion Only


01:33:25 PM  

Senator Hill invited the presenters from the Denver School of the Arts (DSA) to come to the table.  William Kohut, Principal of DSA, Susan Knill, Director of Development for the DSA Friends Foundation, Aspen Miles, Assistant Principal of DSA, and Chris Wineman, Chairman of the Board for the DSA Friends Foundation, introduced themselves to the committee.  Mr. Kohut provided background information about the school.  Ms. Miles spoke about academic success and student growth, as well as college scholarships that their students have received.  Mr. Wineman spoke about students' high academic performance and the school's high graduation rate.  Ms. Knill talked about the school's fundraising efforts via the DSA Friends Foundation, and spoke about some of the school's programs and special opportunities for students.

01:40:38 PM  

Ms. Knill talked about the school's enhanced technological and capital needs because of the type of programming it offers.  Mr. Kohut spoke about how DSA compares to other high-performing arts schools in the country.  The presenters answered questions from the committee.

01:48:41 PM  

The presenters continued to answer questions from the committee.



Update on Individual Career and Academic Plans (ICAPs) - Committee Discussion Only


01:51:55 PM  
Senator Hill invited the next group of
presenters to come to the table.  Margaret Bloomer from Ellicott School
District 22, came to the table and distributed a handout to the committee
[Attachment A].  She spoke about Individual Career and Academic Plans
(ICAPs) and some of the pre-collegiate programs taking place in her school
district.  She discussed the importance of academic planning from
middle school through high school, as well as enrichment and extracurricular
engagement.
02:02:17 PM  

Anjela Schwab, Counseling Coordinator for Adams 12 Five Star Schools, began her portion of the presentation.  She provided background information about her school district, and spoke about counselor standards and responsibilities as well as ICAP implementation.  Ms. Schwab spoke about a database tool meant to assist school counselors with pulling and utilizing data.

02:10:23 PM  
The presenters answered questions from the committee.



Conf 18-Higher Education Competitive Research Authority Board Of Directors - Favorably Refer to Full Senate


02:20:30 PM  
Senator Hill invited Dr. Kim Hunter Reed, appointee to the Colorado Higher Education Competitive Research Authority Board of Directors, to come to the table to introduce herself. Copies of the Governor's appointment letter can be found as [Attachment B]. Dr. Reed provided background information about the program and answered questions from the committee.


02:24:24 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Kim Hunter Reed to the Higher Education Competitive Research Authority Board Of Directors to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Priola
Seconded
Gardner Yes
Merrifield Yes
Neville T. Yes
Todd Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Priola Yes
Hill Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-177 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:25:01 PM  

Senators Todd and Priola, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-177 which was on the table for action only.  The bill concerns procedures when certain private schools cease operations.  The co-sponsors and committee members provided comments on the bill.



02:27:00 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-177 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Todd
Seconded
Gardner Yes
Merrifield Yes
Neville T. Yes
Todd Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Priola Yes
Hill No
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1130 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


02:27:06 PM  
Senator Gardner, sponsor, presented House Bill 17-1130 which concerns increasing the availability of qualified personnel who are licensed in another state to teach in public schools.
02:29:08 PM  
Katie Waugaman, representing herself as a student at the University of Colorado, spoke in support of the bill. She answered questions from the committee.


02:34:26 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1130 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Gardner
Seconded
Gardner Yes
Merrifield Yes
Neville T. Yes
Todd Yes
Zenzinger No
Priola Yes
Hill Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:37:20 PM   Committee Adjourned






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