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S_ED_2022A 02/10/2022 01:35:14 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 02/10/2022
Attendance
Bridges X
Buckner *
Kirkmeyer X
Lundeen X
Priola X
Story X
Zenzinger X
Time 01:35:14 PM to 05:33:07 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Zenzinger
This Report was prepared by Rachel Kurtz-Phelan
Hearing Items Action Taken
SB22-054 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB22-070 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations
SB22-004 Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

SB22-054 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:35:22 PM  
Senator Zenzinger
and Senator Kirkmeyer, co-sponsors, presented Senate Bill 22-054, which
concerns a recommendation that a district public school be converted to
a community school if the school fails to make substantial progress under
its turnaround plan.  Senator Zenzinger gave opening comments.  The
co-sponsors answered questions from the committee.  
01:40:29 PM  
Dawn Frtiz, representing the Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in support of the bill. Ms. Fritz answered questions from the committee.
01:43:39 PM  
Judy Solano, representing Advocates for Public Education Policy, testified in support of the bill.
01:47:10 PM  
Rhiannon Wenning, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
01:51:54 PM  
Additional written
testimony distributed can be found as Attachment A.  The co-sponsors
gave closing comments on the bill and answered questions.


01:56:43 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-054 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Buckner Excused
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Story Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-070 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

01:56:48 PM  
Senator Bridges,
sponsor, presented Senate Bill 22-070, which concerns licensed personnel
performance evaluations in public schools.  Senator Bridges answered
questions from the committee.  Committee discussion ensued.
02:17:12 PM  
Senator Bridges continued to answer questions from the committee. Committee discussion ensued.
02:35:13 PM  
Senator Bridges continued to answer questions from the committee.
02:36:51 PM  
Karolina Villagrana, representing herself as a teacher, testified in support of the bill.
02:40:23 PM  
Mark Sass, representing himself as a teacher, testified in support of the bill. He answered questions from the committee.
02:54:54 PM  
Mr. Sass read into the record testimony from Sara Banks, who was representing herself.
02:57:34 PM  
Leslie Colwell, representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in support of the bill.
03:04:46 PM  
Isabel Hoyt, representing herself as a teacher, testified in support of the bill.
03:07:50 PM  
Bret Miles, Executive
Director of the Colorado Association of School Executives, testified in
opposition to the bill.  He stated that the Colorado Rural Schools
Alliance also opposes the bill.  Mr. Miles answered questions from
the committee.
03:21:09 PM  
Manny Solano read a written statement into the record on behalf of Judy Solano and Advocates for Public Education, in opposition to the bill.
03:26:32 PM  
Additional written
testimony distributed can be found as Attachment B.  Senator Bridges
distribute and explained amendment L.001 (Attachment C).



03:28:35 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.001
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Priola
Story
Zenzinger
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
03:28:36 PM  
Senator Lundeen distributed
and explained amendment L.002 (Attachment D)
.


03:30:29 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Bridges No
Buckner No
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Story No
Zenzinger No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
03:30:30 PM  
Senator Lundeen distributed
and explained amendment L.003 (Attachment E).  Committee discussion
ensued.


03:33:18 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Bridges No
Buckner No
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Story No
Zenzinger No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL
03:33:31 PM  
Senator Bridges answered questions from the committee and gave closing comments on the bill. Committee members gave closing comments on the bill.
03:47:27 PM  
The committee members continued to give closing comments on the bill.


03:53:53 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-070, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Story No
Zenzinger Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-004 - Amended, referred to Senate Appropriations

03:53:59 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
04:01:15 PM  
The committee came
back to order.  Senator Rankin and Senator Bridges, co-sponsors, presented
Senate Bill 22-004, which concerns measures to support evidence-based literacy
instruction for students in early grades.  The co-sponsors gave opening
comments on the bill and distributed amendments L.002, L.003, and L.004
(Attachments F, G, and H).  They answered questions from the committee.
04:21:42 PM  
Megan Bobroske, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
04:26:10 PM  
Madeleine Ashour, representing ExcelinEd in Action, testified in support of the bill.
04:28:14 PM  
George Welsh, former Superintendent of Schools in Canon City, testified to amend the bill.
04:33:32 PM  
Amy Dobronyi, representing Colorado Kids Identified with Dyslexia (COKID), testified in support of the bill. She answered questions from the committee.
04:39:59 PM  
Karin Johnson, representing COKID, read a statement into the record from Lindsay Drakos in support of the bill.
04:42:23 PM  
Dr. Lu Benke, representing herself, testified to amend the bill.
04:45:51 PM  
Kelly Allan, representing Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy, read written testimony into the record from Jessica Fredrickson to amend the bill.
04:48:26 PM  
Tiah Frankish, representing the Colorado Association of Libraries, testified to amend the bill.
04:51:37 PM  
Diane Lapierre, representing the Colorado Municipal League and the Special Districts Association, testified in opposition to the bill.
04:54:17 PM  
Laura Haller, representing Stand For Children, testified in support of the bill.
04:57:56 PM  
Molly Veliz, representing Stand for Children, testified in support of the bill.
05:01:35 PM  
Kelly Allan, representing
Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy, testified to amend the bill.
05:04:21 PM  
Desiree Sotomayor, representing herself, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
05:07:44 PM  
Michelle Murphy, representing the Colorado Rural Schools Alliance, testified to amend the bill.
05:11:13 PM  
Maureen Welch, representing herself, testified in a neutral position on the bill.
05:14:57 PM  
Senator Rankin made
comments about the bill and explained amendment L.002 (Attachment F).


05:21:35 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.002
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Priola
Story
Zenzinger
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:22:08 PM  
The co-sponsors explained
amendment L.003 (Attachment G).  Committee discussion ensued.



05:24:31 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Priola
Story
Zenzinger
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:24:45 PM  
Senator Rankin explained
amendment L.004 (Attachment H.  Committee discussion ensued.  


05:28:42 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.004
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges
Buckner
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Priola
Story
Zenzinger
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
05:28:43 PM  
Additional written
testimony submitted can be found as Attachment I.  The co-sponsors
and committee members gave closing comments on the bill.  


05:32:55 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-004, as amended, to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Bridges
Seconded
Bridges Yes
Buckner Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Story Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


05:33:07 PM   The committee adjourned.






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