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
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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
HB 17-1117 repeals administration of the ninth-grade English language arts and mathematics state assessments and the state social studies assessments.View Update
SB 17-067 grants school districts some flexibility in teacher evaluation as it pertains to student growth, but would cap student academic growth during a formal evaluation period to no more than 20 percent of a teacher’s evaluation.View Update
HB 17-1062 (Buck) Local Education Providers Choose to Administer State Assessments in Specific Grades
Under HB 17-1062, each local education provider may choose whether or not to administer the state’s social studies assessments, the ninth-grade math and English language arts state assessments, and the tenth-grade assessment.View Update