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S_ED_2021A 04/21/2021 10:31:49 AM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 04/21/2021
Attendance
Bridges X
Buckner X
Kirkmeyer X
Lundeen X
Priola X
Kolker *
Zenzinger X
Time 10:31:49 AM to 01:15:52 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Zenzinger
This Report was prepared by Katie Ruedebusch
Hearing Items Action Taken
HB21-1112 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
Presentation from CDE on COVID-related learning loss and funding Committee Discussion Only
Presentation on School Trust Lands Committee Discussion Only

HB21-1112 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


10:32:14 AM  
Senator Lee and Senator
Hisey, co-sponsors, introduced  House Bill 21-1112. The bill allows
school districts to establish scholarship programs for students who receive
a high school diploma or high school equivalency exam to pursue postsecondary
credential.
10:33:26 AM  
Dr. Lance Bolton,
representing Pikes Peak Community College, testified in support of the
bill.  Dr. Bolton answered several committee questions.
10:51:34 AM  
Jason Hopfer, representing
Pikes Peak Alliance of School Districts, testified in support of the bill.
 He answered several committee questions.

11:14:30 AM  
Senator Lee and Senator
Hisey gave closing remarks on the bill.


11:26:27 AM
Motion Refer House Bill 21-1112 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Kolker No
Zenzinger Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Presentation from CDE on COVID-related learning loss and funding - Committee Discussion Only


11:26:40 AM  
Alyssa Pearson, Deputy
Commissioner, Colorado Department of Education (CDE), presented to the
committee on COVID-related learning loss and funding.  The presentation
can be found as Attachment A.
11:30:45 AM  
Dr. Melissa Colsman,
Associate Director of Student Learning, CDE, presented to the committee
on federal funding related to COVID-19 learning loss.
11:37:49 AM  
Jennifer Okes, Chief
Operating Officer, CDE, came to the table to answer committee questions.
11:57:01 AM  
The presenters continued
to answer questions from the committee.
12:17:01 PM  
The presenters continued
to answer questions from the committee.
12:31:09 PM  
Ms. Pearson and Dr.
Colsman continued to answer questions from the committee.
12:54:52 PM  
Committee discussion
ensued.



Presentation on School Trust Lands - Committee Discussion Only


01:02:14 PM  
Former State Senator
Evie Hudak presented to the committee on state trust lands. The presentation
can be found as Attachment B.


01:15:52 PM   The committee adjourned.






COVID-19 Resources
NORTH ENTRANCE IS CURRENTLY CLOSED.  TO ENTER THE CAPITOL, USE THE SOUTH ENTRANCE, UNDER THE STAIRS, AT 14th AVENUE AND SHERMAN STREET.