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s_ed_2018a_2018-02-15t13:36:12z6 Hearing Summary




PUBLIC
BILL SUMMARY For SB18-118

SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date Feb 15, 2018      
Location SCR 352



SB18-118 - Lay Over


03:10:19 PM  
Senator Merrifield, sponsor, presented Senate Bill 18-118 which concerns restoring the authority of a school district board of education to approve a charter school. He distributed a handout to the committee members [Attachment D].
03:17:07 PM  

Senator Merrifield answered questions from the committee.

03:19:42 PM  

Brad Rupert, member of the Jefferson County Board of Education, spoke in support of the bill.  He answered questions from the committee.

03:27:25 PM  
Mr. Rupert continued to answer questions from the committee.
03:45:45 PM  

Wendy Vogel, Vice President of the Douglas County Board of Education, spoke in support of the bill.

03:48:28 PM  
Cathy Kipp, representing the Poudre School District Board of Education, spoke in support of the bill.
03:51:20 PM  
The preceding two witnesses answered questions from the committee.
04:01:55 PM  
Dan Schaller, representing the Colorado
League of Charter Schools, spoke in opposition to the bill.  He distributed
a handout  [Attachment E].
04:07:50 PM  

Tim Farmer, representing himself as legal counsel to charter schools, spoke in opposition to the bill.  He discussed his experience in the charter school appeal process.

04:12:31 PM  
Chase Bongirno, representing Great Work
Montessori, spoke in opposition to the bill.
04:14:38 PM  
The proceeding three witnesses answered questions from the committee.
04:21:48 PM  

Former Senator Sue Windels, representing the Colorado Parent Teacher Association, spoke in support of the bill.

04:29:40 PM  

Nate Golich, Director of Government Affairs for the Colorado Education Association, spoke in support of the bill.

04:32:17 PM  

Tim Krug, representing himself as a parent, spoke in support of the bill.

04:35:10 PM  
The preceding witnesses answered questions from the committee.
04:48:15 PM  
Pam Benigno, representing the Independence Institute, spoke in opposition to the bill.
04:53:26 PM  
Shari Shiffer-Krieger, representing Americans for Prosperity, spoke in opposition to the bill.
04:55:44 PM  
Luke Ragland, representing Colorado Succeeds, spoke in opposition to the bill.
04:58:48 PM  
The preceding witnesses answered questions from the committee.
05:25:21 PM  

Kathy Plomer, representing the Adams 12 Board of Education, spoke in support of the bill.

05:29:30 PM  

Sally Kate Tinch, representing herself as a member of a District Accountability Committee, spoke in support of the bill.

05:33:07 PM  

James Earley, representing himself as a member of a District Accountability Committee, spoke in support of the bill.

05:35:23 PM  
Allen Lindeman, representing himself, spoke
in support of the bill.
05:39:11 PM  
The preceding witnesses answered questions from the committee.
05:51:22 PM  
Cheryl Condon, representing Americans for Prosperity, spoke in opposition to the bill.
05:55:54 PM  
Kim Monson, representing herself, spoke in opposition to the bill.
05:58:21 PM  
The preceding witnesses answered questions
from the committee.  Senator Hill laid the bill over for action only
until Wednesday, February 21, upon adjournment.