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S_ED_2017A 03/08/2017 Committee Summary

Final

STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING



SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

Date: 03/08/2017
ATTENDANCE
Time: 12:08 PM to 12:41 PM
Gardner
X
Merrifield
X
Place: SCR 352
Neville T.
X
Todd
X
This Meeting was called to order by
Zenzinger
X
Senator Hill
Priola
X
Hill
X
This Report was prepared by
Rachel Kurtz-Phelan
X = Present, E = Excused, A = Absent, * = Present after roll call
Bills Addressed: Action Taken:
SB17-200 Laid Over





12:08 PM -- SB17-200



Senator Hill called the meeting to order. Senator Priola presented Senate Bill 17-200 which concerns raising academic excellence in public schools by distributing up to one percent of public school funding based on a competitive determination of academic excellence among peer school districts. Senator Priola explained several provisions of the bill.



The following people testified:



12:13 PM --
Luke Ragland, representing Ready Colorado, testified in support of the bill. He stated that Van Scholes, Chief Executive Officer of A+ Colorado, also supports the bill.



12:16 PM --
Matt Cook, representing the Colorado Association of School Boards and the Colorado Association of School Executives, testified in opposition to the bill.



12:18 PM --
Amie Baca-Oehlert, representing the Colorado Education Association, testified in opposition to the bill. Ms. Baca-Oehlert responded to questions from the committee.





12:32 PM



The committee discussed the bill. Senator Priola answered questions from the committee.



























12:40 PM



There were no more witnesses and Senator Hill closed public testimony. Senator Hill laid the bill over for action only until Thursday, March 9.





12:41 PM



The committee adjourned.


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