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H_ED_2017A 04/03/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



HOUSE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Date: 04/03/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 01:33 PM to 02:00 PM
Bridges
X
Everett
X
Place: RM 271
Exum
X
Garnett
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Lee
X
Representative Pettersen
Leonard
X
Lundeen
X
This Report was prepared by
McLachlan
X
Damion Pechota
Navarro
X
Sias
X
Wilson
X
Buckner
X
Pettersen
X
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
HB17-1294 Referred to the Committee of the Whole





01:34 PM -- HB17-1294



Representative Weissman presented and summarized House Bill 17-1294 concerning counting a high school student who participates in the Accelerating Students Through Concurrent Enrollment (ASCENT) program in the enrolling education entity's high school graduation rate in the school year in which the student completes the high school graduation requirements. He provided a handout on ASCENT to the committee members (Attachment A).



17HouseEd0403AttachA.pdf17HouseEd0403AttachA.pdf



Representative Weissman answered questions from the committee regarding ASCENT and current graduation requirements.



01:42 PM --
Betsy Oudenhoven, representing the Community College of Aurora, testified in support of the bill. She discussed concurrent enrollment and ASCENT students.



Ms. Oudenhoven answered questions from the committee regarding concurrent enrollment programs.



Representative Weissman answered questions from the committee regarding funding for the ASCENT program.

















Ms. Oudenhoven answered questions from the committee regarding scholarship assistance.



01:52 PM --
Jen Walmer, representing Democrats for Education Reform, testified in support of the bill. She discussed completion requirements for the ASCENT program.



Ms. Walmer answered a question regarding school accountability and graduation requirements.





01:56 PM



Representative Weissman provided closing comments on the bill.



The committee members provided closing comments on the bill.

BILL: HB17-1294
TIME: 01:59:04 PM
MOVED: Buckner
MOTION: Refer House Bill 17-1294 to the Committee of the Whole. The motion passed on a vote of 13-0.
SECONDED: Lee
VOTE
Bridges
Yes
Everett
Yes
Exum
Yes
Garnett
Yes
Lee
Yes
Leonard
Yes
Lundeen
Yes
McLachlan
Yes
Navarro
Yes
Sias
Yes
Wilson
Yes
Buckner
Yes
Pettersen
Yes
Final YES: 13 NO: 0 EXC: 0 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS





02:00 PM



The committee adjourned.


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