HB 17-1211 (Coleman/Priola) Disciplinary Strategies Professional Development for Educators

Summary: This bill would create the Discipline Strategies Pilot Program to provide funds to school districts for professional development for educators in the use of evidence-based, culturally responsive disciplinary training and developmentally appropriate responses to the behavioral issues of young children in preschool through 3rd grade. The pilot program will be funded with gifts, grants and donations.

Position: The Children’s Campaign strongly supports this bill, which would provide supports to educators on developmentally appropriate strategies for young children’s behavior in the classroom so that all children can reach their full potential.

Current Status: Introduced in the House and assigned to the House Education Committee, where it is scheduled to be heard on Monday, March 13 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 0112

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