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S_ED_2020A 02/20/2020 01:35:10 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 02/20/2020
Attendance
Bridges X
Hill X
Lundeen X
Story X
Todd X
Time 01:35:10 PM to 02:39:18 PM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Senator Todd
This Report was prepared by Rachel Kurtz-Phelan
Hearing Items Action Taken
Presentation on Gifted and Talented Committee Discussion Only
Conf 20-Colorado State University System — Board Of Governors Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 20-Student Leaders Institute Executive Board — Colorado Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar

X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call

Presentation on Gifted and Talented - Committee Discussion Only


01:35:17 PM  

Senator Todd invited the presenters from the Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented (CAGT) to come to the table.  Diana Cahldeira, President of CAGT, Sophia Henry, a gifted and talented high school student, Lisa Webster, representing Summit Advocates for Gifted and Talented, Roger Dowd, past president of CAGT, and Annette Jones, Executive Director of CAGT, came to the table.  A copy of their presentation can be found as Attachment A.

01:42:04 PM  

The presenters distributed and reviewed several handouts to the committee (Attachment B) and discussed the relationship between CAGT and the Colorado Department of Education.  Ms. Webster discussed federal and state laws pertaining to Gifted and Talented (GT) students, as well as the challenges and successes of CAGT.  Ms. Henry discussed her experiences with gifted education in her school district.

01:59:24 PM  

Ms. Henry answered questions from the committee. Committee members made comments.



Conf 20-Colorado State University System — Board Of Governors - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


02:11:53 PM  

Senator Todd invited Mike Feeley, lobbyist for the Colorado State University System (CSU System), to come to the table to introduce the two appointees to the CSU System Board of Governors: Polly Baca and Nathaniel Easley, Jr.  A copy of the Governor's appointment letter can be found as Attachment C.  Mr. Feeley read a prepared statement from Dr. Tony Frank, Chancellor of the CSU System, in support of the two appointees.

02:17:00 PM  

Ms. Baca and Dr. Easley told the committee about their personal, educational, and professional backgrounds and about why they would like to be appointed to the board.  The appointees answered questions from the committee.



02:26:52 PM
Motion Refer the appointments of Polly Baca and Nathaniel Easley, Jr. to the Colorado State University System Board Of Governors to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Story
Seconded
Bridges Excused
Hill Excused
Lundeen Yes
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 20-Student Leaders Institute Executive Board — Colorado - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


02:27:02 PM  

Senator Todd invited the appointees to the Colorado Student Leaders Institute (COSLI) Executive Board to come to the table.  Oscar Felix and Michelle Tucker took turns telling the committee about their backgrounds and about why they would like to be appointed to the board.  A copy of the Governor's appointment letter can be found as Attachment D.  Skip Thurman, chair of the COSLI board, spoke about the program.  The panel answered questions from the committee.



02:39:06 PM
Motion Refer the appointments of Michelle Tucker and Oscar Felix to the Colorado Student Leaders Institute Executive Board to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Story
Seconded
Bridges Excused
Hill Excused
Lundeen Yes
Story Yes
Todd Yes
Final YES: 3   NO: 0   EXC: 2   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:39:18 PM   The committee adjourned.






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