BILL SUMMARY For OPEN COMMITTEE CONVERSATION AND DEFINING GOALS
INTERIM COMMITTEE SCHOOL SAFETY COMMITTEE
Date Jul 11, 2019
Location Old State Library
Open Committee Conversation and Defining Goals - Committee Discussion Only
The committee discussed the need for more information about breaking silos and community-driven prevention models. Senator Gonzales expressed her desire to see information about how to bring existing support systems to scale in a way that does not overburden communities. Senator Lundeen wanted to understand more about the context for school violence and expressed his opinion that successful programs need to be leveraged. Representative Sirota talked about the patchwork of systems in Colorado that are applied inconsistently across the state. Representative Beckman discussed security threat assessments and best practices. Senator Fields talked about issues of bullying prevention and post-incident trauma response. Representative Michaelson Jenet made closing remarks.