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 The program is repealed July 1, 2022.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).