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H_ED_2016A 04/27/2016 10:35:00 AM Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Date: 04/27/2016
ATTENDANCE
Time: 10:35 AM to 11:56 AM
Buckner
*
Everett
X
Place: HCR 0112
Fields
*
Garnett
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Lundeen
*
Representative Lee
Moreno
X
Priola
X
This Report was prepared by
Wilson
X
Lisa Gezelter
Windholz
X
Lee
X
Pettersen
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB16-1440 Referred to the Committee of the Whole





10:36 AM -- HB16-1440



Representative Lee, chair, called the meeting to order. Representatives Pettersen and Wilson, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 16-1440, which prohibits the State Board of Education (SBE) or the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) from publishing the educator effectiveness ratings for a grade level, subject area, school, or school district if the number of educators in the reported group is small enough to enable a person to identify an individual educator's effectiveness rating. The bill also allows districts and schools in the two highest accreditation categories to submit a performance plan every two years instead of annually, delays public reporting of course-level participation and performance reports until the 2017-18 academic year, and requires SBE to ensure that state policies do not impose an undue burden on local education providers. Committee discussion ensued.





10:47 AM



The following people testified:



10:47 AM --
Leslie Colwell, representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, spoke in support of the bill. Ms. Colwell responded to questions from the committee.



10:52 AM --
Chelsea Henkel, representing Stand for Children Colorado, spoke in support of the bill. Ms. Henkel responded to questions from the committee.



10:55 AM --
Michelle Murphy, representing the Colorado Rural Schools Alliance and the Colorado Association of School Boards, spoke in support of the bill. Ms. Murphy responded to questions from the committee, and committee discussion ensued.















11:09 AM --
Lisa Escarcega, representing the Colorado Association of School Executives and the Colorado Education Association, spoke in support of the bill. Ms. Escarcega responded to questions from the committee.





11:15 AM



The preceding two witnesses continued responding to questions from the committee.



11:23 AM --
Jennifer Mello, representing the Colorado Department of Education, came to the table to respond to questions from the committee.





11:31 AM



No further witnesses being present, Representative Lee closed public testimony. Committee discussion ensued.





11:34 AM



The committee recessed.





































































11:37 AM



The committee came back to order. Representatives Pettersen and Wilson offered closing comments to the bill. The committee discussed the merits of the bill.

BILL: HB16-1440
TIME: 11:54:13 AM
MOVED: Wilson
MOTION: Refer House Bill 16-1440 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 9-2.
SECONDED: Pettersen
VOTE
Buckner
Yes
Everett
No
Fields
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Lundeen
Yes
Moreno
Yes
Priola
No
Wilson
Yes
Windholz
Yes
Lee
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Final YES: 9 NO: 2 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





11:56 AM



The committee adjourned.


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