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SB21-151

Literacy Curriculum Transparency

Concerning transparency in reading programs implemented in public schools, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
Session:
2021 Regular Session
Subject:
Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
Bill Summary



The act amends the "Colorado READ Act" to require each local education provider to submit the following information to the department of education (department) and to require the department to post the information on its website:

  • The core and supplemental reading curriculum, or a detailed description of the reading curriculum, by grade, used in each of the local education provider's schools;
  • The core and supplemental reading instructional programs and intervention reading instruction, services, and other supports provided in each of the local education provider's schools;
  • The number of students enrolled in kindergarten and first through third grades who have READ plans, as well as the number of students who have achieved reading competency; and
  • The local education provider's budget and narrative explanation for the use of the "Colorado READ Act" intervention money.


Each local education provider must provide a link on its website and on its schools' websites to the page on the department's website where the information is posted.

For the 2021-22 budget year, $91,944 is appropriated from the early literacy fund to the department for the costs of implementing the act.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)

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