Currently, our state funds only a half-day of kindergarten, plus an additional .08 of a full student, for each kindergarten student. HB 17-1042 would increase that additional amount to .16 of a full student in order to fund a larger portion of a full day of kindergarten for students.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 16-1365 would establish requirements for graduating high school students who wish to obtain a biliteracy endorsement on their high school diploma.View Update
If a public school has between 70 and 80 percent of students who are eligible for free or reduced-cost lunch under the national school lunch program, HB 16-1463 allows the school to charge students who are not eligible for free or reduced-cost lunch for breakfast after the bell.View Update
SB 16-212 would align the Colorado Child Care Assistance Program (CCCAP) statute with changes in federal law to minimize disruptions in child care for families and is a replacement to HB 16-1183 which had unresolved differences between the two chambers.View Update
SB 16-187 would address several obstacles that charter schools face in order to increase operational efficiency.View Update
HB 16-1422 sets the statewide base per pupil funding amount for the 2016-2017 budget year at $6,367.90, which is an increase of 1.2 percent from last year.View Update