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2 State Legislature Basics  Colorado General Assembly Legislative Session is 120 days – 2 nd week in January through 2 nd week in May Convened January 7, 2015 Adjournment May 6, 2015  Split majorities in state legislature  Senate – 35 members 18 Republicans & 17 Democrats  House of Representatives – 65 members 34 Democrats & 31 Republicans

3 K12 Budget FY2014-15  SB15-145 K12 Supplemental Total program funding will be reduced by $14,025,921 due to lower than anticipated actual pupil counts. Retain the total program funding at the originally appropriated level. As a result of the adjustment, the negative factor will be reduced by $14,025,921.

4 HE Budget FY2014-15  SB15-148 HE Supplemental Allocates an additional $3,282,692,554 to various HE programs and funds.  FY14-15 excess state revenue sweep for various HE capital construction projects = $119.5M

5 Budget FY2015-16 & Beyond  March 23 rd – Deadline to introduce the Long Bill in the Senate  April 17 th – Deadline for final passage of the School Finance Act  Pending budget issues TABOR ○ Requirement of voter-approval to modify SB09-228 General Fund transfers School Finance and various funding lawsuits Hospital Provider Fee & rising state program costs

6 School Finance  Superintendent’s Proposal Fund enrollment growth and inflation per Amendment 23 requirements Additional $270M into SEF ○ $200M one-time negative factor buy-down ○ $50M at-risk, as defined by free and reduced lunch ○ $20M rural school funding ○ Rural funding non-negotiable, remaining additional funding for at-risk and negative factor to be split 25% / 75%, respectively  Additional $2M Counselor Corps Grant Program = $10M total annual appropriation

7 Higher Ed Funding  Implementing new funding formula established in 2014 session  HE now estimated to be within $18M of FY08-09 funding levels  Additional HE capital construction funding requests pending  SB15-138 ASCENT Program Funding Transfers ASCENT funding from SEF to General Fund & modifies program dates

8 2015 CTE Legislation & Policies  Postsecondary & Workforce Readiness / Workforce Development  Higher Education Tuition & Scholarships  Standardized Assessments  Academic Standards  Educator Evaluation  Still to Come & Postponed Indefinitely  On the Horizon…

9 PWR & Workforce Development  CDE & PWR 2.0 *non-legislative  HB15-1190 Assistance to Public Schools for Career Pathways Rep. Windholz / Sen. None Statewide PWR program coordinator  HB15-1170 Increasing Postsecondary & Workforce Readiness Reps. Kraft-Tharp & Wilson / Sens. Hill & Heath Requires PWR indicator in district accountability framework Provides equal weight for industry cert. programs, 2-yr and 4- yr degrees District Accountability Committee industry representation Statewide PWR program coordinator

10 Higher Education Tuition & Scholarships  HB15-1132 Empowering Students in HE Funding Specifies that the state academic standards for public schools relating to financial literacy must include knowledge and skills relating to financing higher education or other career-related postsecondary education.  SB15-050 Awarding CO’s Excellent Scholars Program Creates the Awarding Colorado's Excellent Scholars (ACES) program to provide scholarships to the 3 students in each public high school each year who graduate with the highest GPAs in their graduating class.

11 Standardized Assessments Bill No. TitleCustom SummaryHouseSenate HB15- 1123 Fed Test Reqmnts Option For Local Ed Providers Allows the governing board of a school district to adopt a resolution to administer the statewide assessments in English language arts, mathematics, and science only to the extent required by federal law. J. Tate (R) SB15- 056 Frequency Of Statewide Social Studies Testing Beginning in the 2015-16 school year, CDE may choose to administer the social studies assessment annually to a representative sample of public schools so long as it administers the assessment in each public school at least once every 3 years. If CDE chooses a 3-year assessment schedule, a school district or a charter school may ask CDE to administer the test in a public school that is not scheduled. T. Kraft- Tharp (D) A. Kerr (D) SB15- 073 Restrict Statewide Tests To Federal Requirements Federal minimum testing and ACT administration in high school. M. Merrifield (D)

12 HB14-1202 Standardized Assessment Task Force  Eliminate 12 th grade state tests  Eliminate 9 th 11 th grade state test in language arts and math and provide state funding for districts that decide to administer these tests  Continue Federally-required 10 th grade language arts and math tests  Continue ACT for high school juniors  Modify frequency and intervals for school readiness evaluations for Kindergarteners and for literacy assessments up to 3 rd grade  Provide more options to districts for PARCC tests, specifically paper instead of electronic administration

13 Academic Standards  HB14-1105 Revising CO Education Accountability Measures Rep. Everett / Sen. Marble Federal minimum testing requirements Repeal Colorado Academic Standards  HB15-1208 Repeal of Common Core State Standards Rep Klingenschmitt / Sens. None Repeals the existing academic standards for English language arts and mathematics and requires the State Board to adopt new academic standards in these subjects.

14 Educator Evaluation  SB15-003 Educator Evaluations 50% Academic Growth (Sen. Merrifield, D / Rep. NONE) SB10-191, titled Concerning Educator Effectiveness, included a requirement that at least 50% of a teacher's or principal's performance evaluation be determined by the academic growth of the teacher's students or the students in the principal's school. The bill eliminates that requirement.

15 Bills still to come…  HB14-1202 Standardized Assessments Task Force Recommendations  Additional School Finance negotiations  Student Data Privacy  Additional Workforce Development Programs

16 Postponed Indefinitely (Killed)2015 K12 & HE Legislation Bill #TitleStatus HB15-1053Ages For Compulsory EducationHouse Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely (01/26/2015) HB15-1058General Fund Surplus Transfers For Education House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely (01/21/2015) HB15-1076Prohibit Discrimination Labor Union Participation House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (02/04/2015) HB15-1080School Participation In Breakfast After The Bell House Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely(02/02/2015) HB15-1081Protect Physical Privacy In Locker Rooms House Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (02/04/2015) SB15-031Reciprocity To Practice Occupation Or Profession Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Postpone Indefinitely(01/28/2015) SB15-033Increasing Funding For Public Pre- K-12 Education Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely(02/02/2015) SB15-054Free Or Reduced-cost Lunch Five Days All Schools Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely(01/27/2015) SB15-062Extend Restriction Tuition Increases Higher Ed Senate Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely (01/22/2015) SB15-068Higher Ed Lower Debt ActSenate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely(02/02/2015)

17 SB14-205 Colorado Talent Pipeline Report  Outlines statewide industry needs and workforce preparation programs  Annually required and presented to state legislature in January  Collaboration between CDE, CDHE & CWDC

18 High School Credit-Bearing Apprenticeship Experiences in CO  Representative Faith Winter (D)  Work-based learning program considerations: Concurrent enrollment policies Federal DoL-recognized apprenticeship programs Student schedules and other time considerations Existing state models – OR, NY Multiple stakeholders with differing goals

19 2015 Workforce Development Legislative Caucus  Bipartisan exploratory caucus without legislation authority Initiated by Sen. Nancy Todd (D) / Rep. Lois Landgraf (R) Supported by Sen. Vicki Marble (R) and Rep. Dan Pabon (D)

20 2015 CTE Day at the Capitol  Wednesday February 18, 2015  7:30am – 5:00pm  Lieutenant Governor and Governor  Historic Capitol dome and chamber tour with an emphasis on historic reconstruction skills  Denver Mint tour  CO Workforce Development Council presentation EVENT REGISTERATION at

21 Contact Information Stacey Lestina 303.241.6670 Colorado Consulting LLC

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