In order to reduce the burden on schools, HB 16-1164 would require parents or students seeking an exemption from immunizations to submit documentation to the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) instead of their school.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 16-1002 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 sunset in 2015.View Update
HB 16-1016 would set up a grant program to assist local education providers (school districts, boards of cooperative services and charter schools) in creating and applying multiple measures of student academic growth to measure the performance of schools, districts and educators.View Update
HB 16-1121 (Arndt/Merrifield) Exempting National Board Certified Teachers from Annual Performance Evaluation Requirements
HB 16-1121 allows a local school board to exempt National Board Certified teachers from annual evaluation for a period of up to three years.View Update
This bill would eliminate the 10-county limit in the “cliff effect” pilot program under the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) and allow additional counties to participate in the pilot program.View Update
HB16-1242 includes additional funding for the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS), including the use of federal funding to double the number of Early Childhood Mental Health Specialists working in Colorado from 17 to 34.View Update