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s_ed_2017a_2017-03-08t12:08:03z0 Hearing Summary

Date: 03/08/2017

Location: SCR 352




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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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