SB18-160 (Lambert/Hamner) Charter School Induction and Alternative Licensure Program

Originally Posted: February 9, 2018
Last Updated: March 23, 2018

Summary

For the better part of the past two decades, it has been commonplace for charter schools in Colorado to operate independent induction programs and take advantage of alternative licensure pathways for educators. A recent statutory scan revealed that the law does not technically call out charter schools by name as authorized entities for these programs. This bill clarifies this in statute to reflect current practice.

Position

The Children’s Campaign supports this bill as a technical clean-up that aligns with current practice, allowing charter schools to continue offering high-quality induction programs and increasing

Current Status

Passed the House on a strong bipartisan vote of 61-3 and now heads to the governor’s desk for signature

Previous Statuses


February 9, 2018

Assigned to the Senate Education Committee

February 16, 2018

The bill passed the Senate Education Committee on a bipartisan vote of 6-1 and now heads to the Senate floor for debate

March 2, 2018

The bill passed the Senate Education Committee on a bipartisan vote of 6-1 and now heads to the Senate floor for debate

March 16, 2018

Passed the House Education Committee unanimously and now heads to the House floor