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S_ED_2018A 03/29/2018 01:36:37 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 03/29/2018
Attendance
Gardner *
Merrifield X
Neville T. X
Todd X
Zenzinger X
Priola X
Hill X
Time 01:36:37 PM to 02:57:41 PM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Hill
This Report was prepared by Rachel Kurtz-Phelan
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 18-Educational And Cultural Facilities Authority — Colorado Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 18-School Of Mines Board Of Trustees Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Presentation from New Legacy Charter School and Florence Crittenton Services Committee Discussion Only
SB18-213 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
SB18-215 Lay Over
SB18-206 Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar
SB18-133 Postponed Indefinitely

Conf 18-Educational And Cultural Facilities Authority — Colorado - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:37:20 PM  
Senator Hill invited the reappointees from
the Colorado Educational and Cultural Facilities Authority (CECFA) board
to come to the table.  Mark Heller, Executive Director of CECFA, introduced
William Pound and Dan Wilson and provided background information about
CECFA.  A copy of the Governor's appointment letter can be found as
Attachment A.
01:40:41 PM  

Mr. Wilson introduced himself and told the committee about his background and about why he would like to be reappointed to the board.  Mr. Pound told the committee about himself and about why he would like to be reappointed to the board.  Mr. Heller answered questions from the committee.



01:46:54 PM
Motion Refer the reappointments of William Pound and Dan Wilson to the Colorado Educational And Cultural Facilities Authority to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Priola
Seconded
Gardner Excused
Merrifield Yes
Neville T. Yes
Todd Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Priola Yes
Hill Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 18-School Of Mines Board Of Trustees - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:46:58 PM  
Senator Hill invited the appointee and
reappointee to the Colorado Schools of Mines Board of Trustees, Lucinda
Sanders and Thomas Jorden, to come to the table.  A copy of the Governor's
appointment letter can be found as Attachment B.  Timothy Haddon,
Vice-chair of the board, introduced himself and provided information about
the school and the board.  Ms. Sanders and Mr. Jorden spoke about
their background and why they would like to be appointed and reappointed
to the board.
01:52:28 PM  
The appointee and reappointee answered questions from the committee.


01:55:02 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Lucinda Sanders and the reappointment of Thomas Jorden to the Colorado School Of Mines Board Of Trustees 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



Presentation from New Legacy Charter School and Florence Crittenton Services - Committee Discussion Only


01:55:07 PM  

Senator Hill invited the next group of presenters to come to the table.  Suzanne Banning, President and CEO of Florence Crittendon, and Jennifer Douglas, Executive Director of New Legacy Charter School, came to the table and introduced themselves.  Ms. Douglas provided background information about New Legacy, and spoke about the school's culture and curriculum, the importance of wraparound services, and the early learning center provided for the children of the high school students served at the school.  She discussed a requirement that the students at the school take parenting classes.

01:59:28 PM  

Ms. Banning told the committee about Florence Crittendon, and spoke about the school's public-private partnership with Denver Public Schools.  She provided statistics about graduation rates and various types of models around the state for educating teen parents.  Anne Burriss from Aurora Public Schools spoke about the Teen Parent Collaborative of health care centers, nonprofits, child care centers, and schools.  

02:05:46 PM  

The panelists spoke about funding needs, Colorado Child Care Assistance Program funding, and the need for policies addressing issues that specifically affect teen parents.  The panelists answered questions about services helping teen parents to bridge the gap between graduating high school and going on to postsecondary opportunities.

02:10:57 PM  
The panelists continued to answer questions from the committee.



SB18-213 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:14:08 PM  

Senator Martinez Humenik, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-213 which concerns requiring local school districts to recognize academic credits earned by students in the custody of the Division on Youth Services.

02:19:57 PM  
Minna Castillo-Cohen, representing the Colorado Department of Human Services, spoke in support of the bill.
02:23:45 PM  
Ms. Castillo-Cohen answered questions from
the committee.


02:28:48 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-213 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Neville T.
Seconded
Gardner Excused
Merrifield Yes
Neville T. Yes
Todd Yes
Zenzinger Excused
Priola Yes
Hill Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-215 - Lay Over


02:30:17 PM  

Senator Crowder, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-215 which concerns additional funding for rural schools for the 2018-19 budget year.  He requested that the bill to be laid over.  Senator Hill laid the bill over until a future date.



SB18-206 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole - Consent Calendar


02:32:13 PM  

Senators Priola and Kerr, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 18-206 which concerns ensuring affordability at public research universities in Colorado.

02:36:33 PM  
Misty Barela, representing herself, spoke
in support of the bill.
02:38:12 PM  
David Lopez, representing himself, spoke in support of the bill.
02:39:25 PM  
Jackson Rueter, representing himself, spoke in support of the bill.
02:40:32 PM  
Philip DiStefano, Chancellor of the University
of Colorado Boulder, spoke in support of the bill.
02:44:27 PM  
The preceding witnesses answered questions from the committee.
02:47:06 PM  
Mike Feeley, representing the Colorado State University System, spoke in support of the bill.
02:48:30 PM  
Peter Han, representing the Colorado School of Mines, spoke in support of the bill.
02:51:03 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
02:52:00 PM  
The committee came back to order.  Committee
members gave closing comments to the bill.


02:54:15 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-206 to the Committee of the Whole and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Neville T.
Seconded
Gardner Excused
Merrifield Yes
Neville T. Yes
Todd Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Priola Yes
Hill Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-133 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:54:29 PM  
Senator Gardner, sponsor, presented Senate
Bill 18-133 which concerns performance funding in higher education fee-for-service
contracts for awarding certificates.  He requested that the bill be
postponed indefinitely.


02:57:27 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 18-133 indefinitely.
Moved Gardner
Seconded
Gardner Yes
Merrifield Excused
Neville T. Yes
Todd Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Priola Yes
Hill Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:57:41 PM   Committee Adjourned






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