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S_ED_2022A 03/10/2022 01:32:36 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 03/10/2022
Attendance
Buckner X
Coleman X
Kirkmeyer X
Lundeen *
Priola X
Story X
Bridges X
Time 01:32:36 PM to 04:15:12 PM
Place SCR 357
This Meeting was called to order by Bridges
This Report was prepared by Rachel Kurtz-Phelan
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 22-Community Colleges And Occupational Education — State Board For Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 22-Higher Education — Colorado Commission On Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
HB22-1110 Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB22-044 Postponed Indefinitely

Conf 22-Community Colleges And Occupational Education — State Board For - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:33:06 PM  
Senator Bridges, Chair, invited Joe Garcia, Chancellor of the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education, to introduce the two appointees to the board: Karen McNeil-Miller and Ross Dueber. The Governor's appointment letter can be found as Attachment A. The appointees took turns introducing themselves and speaking about their backgrounds and about why they would like to serve on the board.


01:37:38 PM
Motion Refer the appointments of Ross Dueber and Karen McNeil-Miller to the State Board for Community Colleges And Occupational Education to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Story
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Coleman Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen Excused
Priola Yes
Story Yes
Bridges Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 22-Higher Education — Colorado Commission On - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:37:45 PM  
Dr. Angie Paccione,
Executive Director of the Commission on Higher Education and the Colorado
Department of Higher Education, introduced the appointees to the commission:
Josh Scottl and Ana Temu Otting.  The Governor's appointment letter
can be found as Attachment B.  The appointees took turn introducing
themselves and speaking about why they would like to serve on the commission.


01:44:05 PM
Motion Refer the appointments of Josh Scott and Ana Temu Otting to the Colorado Commission on Higher Education to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Story
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Coleman Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Story Yes
Bridges Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB22-1110 - Amended, referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:47:31 PM  
Senator Story, sponsor,
presented House Bill 22-1110, which concerns the circumstances under which
a board of education may meet in executive session when selecting a chief
executive officer.  Senator Story provided opening comments on the
bill.
01:51:19 PM  
Robert Petterson, President of the Poudre School District Board of Education, testified in support of the bill.
01:54:53 PM  
Sam Jones-Rogers, representing the Colorado Association of School Boards, testified in support of the bill.
01:56:30 PM  
Sarah Hunt, representing the Charter Advocacy Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
01:58:49 PM  
The prior panel of witnesses answered questions from the committee. Senator Lundeen distributed amendment L.003 (Attachment C) and explained the amendment. Committee discussion ensued.


02:08:11 PM
Motion Adopt amendment L.003
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Buckner
Coleman
Kirkmeyer
Lundeen
Priola
Story
Bridges
YES: 0   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  Pass Without Objection
02:08:23 PM  
Senator Story gave
closing comments on the bill.  Committee members made comments.


02:10:39 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 22-1110, as amended, to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Story
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Coleman Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen No
Priola No
Story Yes
Bridges Yes
Final YES: 5   NO: 2   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB22-044 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:10:46 PM  
The committee took a brief recess.
02:19:18 PM  
The committee came
back to order.  Senator Story, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 22-044,
which concerns limiting the use of student academic growth in evaluating
a licensed educator's performance.
02:27:59 PM  
Dr. Stephen Sireci, representing the Center for Educational Assessment at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, testified in support of the bill. Dr. Sireci answered questions from the committee.
02:35:44 PM  
Brenda Dickhoner, President of Ready Colorado, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:37:01 PM  
Lance Hostetter, representing Colorado Succeeds, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:43:15 PM  
The prior witnesses answered questions from the committee.
02:43:32 PM  
Nicholas Martinez, representing Transform Education Now, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:45:37 PM  
Leslie Colwell, representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:48:35 PM  
Krista Spurgin, Executive Director of Stand for Children, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:49:58 PM  
Bret Miles, Executive Director of the Colorado Association of School Executives and also representing the Colorado Rural Schools Alliance, testified in opposition to the bill.
02:53:32 PM  
The prior panel of witnesses answered questions from the committee.
02:55:23 PM  
Brooke Williams, representing the Jefferson County Education Association and the Colorado Education Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:00:31 PM  
Kelly Jones-Wagy, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:03:53 PM  
Donna Morganstern, representing herself, testified in support of the bill.
03:06:45 PM  
The prior panel answered questions from the committee.
03:16:45 PM  
Kallie Leyba, representing the American Federation of Teachers Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:20:40 PM  
Judy Solano, representing Advocates for Public Education Policy, testified in support of the bill.
03:24:04 PM  
Kasey Ellis, representing the Cherry Creek Education Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:26:26 PM  
The prior panel of witnesses answered questions from the committee.
03:29:17 PM  
Dr. Mary Lintz, representing herself as an Occupational Therapist at Denver Public Schools, testified in support of the bill.
03:33:32 PM  
Kathy Dorman, representing the American Federation of Teachers Colorado, testified in support of the bill.
03:36:50 PM  
Michael Neil, representing the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition, testified in support of the bill.
03:40:10 PM  
Christina Kauffman, representing herself as a retired teacher, testified in support of the bill.
03:42:05 PM  
Darlene Derbigny, representing herself as a member of the East Otero School Board and a retired teacher, testified in support of the bill.
03:45:30 PM  
Ms. Derbigny answered questions from the committee.
03:47:31 PM  
Dawn Fritz, representing Colorado Parent Teacher Association, testified in support of the bill.
03:50:40 PM  
Kathy Gebhardt, representing the Colorado Association of School Boards, testified in support of the bill.
03:54:22 PM  
Karla Esser, representing herself as a retired teacher and school administrator, testified in support of the bill.
03:58:05 PM  
The prior two witnesses answered questions from the committee.
04:02:57 PM  
Committee members made comments on the bill. Senator Story gave closing comments on the bill.
04:10:10 PM  
Committee discussion ensued.


04:14:18 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 22-044 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Story
Seconded
Buckner No
Coleman No
Kirkmeyer No
Lundeen No
Priola No
Story Yes
Bridges No
YES: 1   NO: 6   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


04:15:03 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 22-044 indefinitely.
Moved Lundeen
Seconded
Buckner Yes
Coleman Yes
Kirkmeyer Yes
Lundeen Yes
Priola Yes
Story No
Bridges Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


04:15:12 PM   The committee adjourned.






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