Skip to main content
Colorado General AssemblyToggle Main Menu
Agency NameToggle Agency Menu
HB19-1161

Comprehensive Physical Education Instruction Pilot

Concerning the creation of the health and wellness through comprehensive quality physical education instruction pilot program, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
Session:
2019 Regular Session
Subject:
Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
Bill Summary

The bill creates the health and wellness through comprehensive quality physical education instruction pilot program (pilot program) in the department of education (department).

The purpose of the pilot program is to allow a school or a school district, as defined in the bill, serving any of grades K-8, to apply for grant money to implement a pilot program in a school or in schools of a school district. The pilot program must be implemented in all K-8 grades in the school or school district.

Subject to available appropriations, pilot program grants are for 3 academic years and are awarded to up to 15 eligible schools or school districts for a total of not more than $3 million awarded annually, including department administrative expenses. Pilot program grants are awarded in February prior to the first academic year to allow grantees to create a 3-year plan for the use of the grant money.

The bill includes application deadlines and criteria for the award of grants. The department will review grant applications and make recommendations to the state board of education for the award of the pilot program grants.

Grant money awarded through the pilot program can be used only to implement comprehensive quality physical education instruction, as described in the bill. The bill lists the components that must be included in a comprehensive quality physical education instruction program.

The department shall contract with a program evaluator for purposes of completing a program evaluation of the pilot program at the end of the 3-year grant period. The bill lists program evaluation criteria. First priority shall be given to a vendor proposal from a state-supported institution of higher education that has the expertise necessary to assess the impact of the pilot program.

The bill requires annual reporting to the education committees of the senate and the house of representatives.

For the 2019-20 state fiscal year, the bill requires the general assembly to appropriate $1.1 million from the marijuana tax cash fund to the department to implement the pilot program. Unspent appropriations are further appropriated for the remainder of the pilot program to implement the pilot program.


(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status

Introduced
Lost

Menu

Bill Text

Pursuant to HJR20-1007, the Second Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly is Temporarily Adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2020. 

COVID-19 Resources

Temporary Guidelines for Review and Comment Meetings

The legislature will meet in limited session on Monday, March 30th. The Capitol will be open for the duration of the session for those with essential business related to the session. The building will not be available for public tours. People without essential business are encouraged to access the session through the General Assembly website and Colorado Channel.  Anybody with essential business related to the session will be required to practice appropriate social distancing measures.