HB 17-1135 reduces the burden on our child care educators and providers by requiring only one set of background checks if the educator works for multiple sites governed by a single entity (e.g., a school district or multi-site child care provider).View Update
Each week during sessions of the Colorado General Assembly, we bring you the latest news and analysis of legislation impacting the early development, health, and education of Colorado kids. Check the updates below for analysis, testimony, fact sheets, vote totals, and other information to help you stay informed.
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HB 17-1001 would allow parents to take a limited amount of unpaid leave, under certain conditions, to participate in their children’s school-related activities, reenacting a law that expired in 2015.View Update
HB 17-1038 prohibits anyone working or volunteering in a public school, a state-licensed child care center, a family child care home, or a specialized group facility from imposing corporal punishment on a child.View Update
SB 17-119 requires school districts that have obtained voter approval to retain and spend revenues in excess of the property tax revenue limitation imposed on the school district by TABOR to make changes to the number of mills they levy.View Update
Under SB 17-101, each school district decides whether to administer to ninth-grade students the state assessments in English language arts and math or one of two assessments selected by CDE for tenth-grade students.View Update
HB 17-1089 requires a school district with a priority improvement plan or a turnaround plan for five consecutive years to deposit per pupil funding for each student in the district into a parent choice account.View Update