The bill directs the commissioner of education (commissioner),
to convene the early college policy development task force (task force) to design and recommend policies and changes to law to support the statewide development of and funding for early college programs and p-tech schools in collaboration with the executive director of the department of higher education (executive director) and the chair of the state work force development council (council chair), to convene the secondary, postsecondary, and work-based learning integration task force (task force) to develop recommendations to support the expansion and alignment of programs that integrate secondary, postsecondary, and work-based learning opportunities throughout the state. The bill specifies the membership of the task force, to be selected by the commissioner in collaboration with the executive director and the council chair , and the specific duties of the task force. The task force must prepare an interim report and a final report of its findings and recommendations and submit the reports by December 1, 2022, and December 1, 2023, respectively, to the governor, the education leadership council, the state board of education, the Colorado commission on higher education, and the education committees of the general assembly. The bill creates a legislative advisory council to provide advice and comment to the task force.
(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)