Location: SCR 352
BILL SUMMARY for SB17-103
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
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12:17 PM -- SB17-103
Senator Merrifield, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 17-103 which concerns the implementation of research-based early learning strategies as corrective actions in the public elementary and secondary education accountability system.
The following people testified on the bill:
12:22 PM -- Bill Jaeger, Vice President of Early Childhood Initiatives for the Colorado Children's Campaign, spoke in support of the bill. He stated that Qualistar Colorado also supports the bill.
12:27 PM -- Lawrence Garcia, representing the Colorado Education Association, spoke in support of the bill.
Senator Merrifield distributed amendments L.001 (Attachment N) and L.002 (Attachment O). Mr. Jaeger spoke about the amendments and answered questions from the committee.
12:43 PM -- Jen Walmer, representing Democrats for Education Reform, spoke in support of the bill.
12:45 PM -- Lauren Heintz, representing Clayton Early Learning, spoke in support of the bill.
12:47 PM -- Kate Burns, representing herself as a teacher in the St. Vrain Valley School District, spoke in support of the bill. Ms. Burns answered questions from the committee.
There were no more witnesses and Senator Hill closed public testimony. Senator Hill laid the bill over until Thursday, 2/16.
The committee adjourned.