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S_ED_2018A 03/22/2018 01:32:11 PM Committee Summary

PUBLIC
STAFF SUMMARY OF MEETING
SENATE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION
Date 03/22/2018
Attendance
Gardner X
Merrifield X
Neville T. X
Todd X
Zenzinger X
Priola X
Hill X
Time 01:32:11 PM to 02:17:39 PM
Place SCR 352
This Meeting was called to order by Hill
This Report was prepared by Rachel Kurtz-Phelan
Hearing Items Action Taken
Conf 18-Western State Colorado University Board Of Trustees Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar
Conf 18-Charter School Institute Board, State Favorably Refer to Full Senate
HB18-1134 Referred to the Committee of the Whole
SB18-159 Postponed Indefinitely
HB18-1193 Referred to Senate Appropriations

Conf 18-Western State Colorado University Board Of Trustees - Favorably Refer to Full Senate - Consent Calendar


01:32:37 PM  
Senator Hill invited the appointee and
reappointees to the Western State Colorado University Board of Trustees
to come to the table.  Richard Todd, James Oates, and Aquino Gallegos
introduced themselves to the committee and spoke about the challenges and
successes faced by the school, as well as why they would like to be appointed
or reappointed to the board.  Copies of the Governor's appointment
letter can be found as Attachment A.  They answered questions from
the committee.


01:38:18 PM
Motion Refer the appointment of Richard Todd and the reappointment of James Oates and Aquino Gallegos to the Western State Colorado University Board Of Trustees to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the consent calendar.
Moved Priola
Seconded
Gardner Yes
Merrifield Yes
Neville T. Yes
Todd Yes
Zenzinger Excused
Priola Yes
Hill Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 0   EXC: 1   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



Conf 18-Charter School Institute Board, State - Favorably Refer to Full Senate


01:38:23 PM  

Senator Hill asked the appointees and reappointee to the Charter School Institute (CSI) Board to come to the table.  Copies of the Governor's appointment letter can be found as Attachment B.  Terry Croy Lewis, Executive Director of CSI, introduced the members and provided background information about CSI.

01:42:09 PM  

Elizabeth Aybar Conti introduced herself and spoke about her professional and educational background and about why she would like to be reappointed to the board.  Kristine Pollard introduced herself and spoke about her background and about why she would like to be appointed to the board.  Eric Lerum introduced himself and spoke about his background and why he would like to be a member of the board.  They answered questions from the committee.

01:49:00 PM  
The appointees and reappointee continued to answer questions from the committee.


01:58:36 PM
Motion Refer the reappointment of Elizabeth Aybar Conti, and the appointments of Kristine Pollard and Eric Lerum to the Charter School Institute Board to the full Senate with a favorable recommendation.
Moved Priola
Seconded
Gardner Yes
Merrifield No
Neville T. Yes
Todd Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Priola Yes
Hill Yes
Final YES: 6   NO: 1   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1193 - Referred to Senate Appropriations


02:03:10 PM  

Senators Zenzinger and Scott, co-sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1193 which concerns the advanced placement incentives pilot program.  The co-sponsors answered questions from the committee.

02:03:40 PM  

Michelle Murphy, Executive Director of the Colorado Rural Schools Alliance, spoke in support of the bill.  She stated that she was also testifying in support on behalf of the Colorado Association of School Executives and the Colorado Assocation of School Boards.

02:06:27 PM  

Leslie Colwell, representing the Colorado Children's Campaign, spoke in support of the bill.

02:07:38 PM  
Jesus Mendoza, representing himself as a student, spoke in support of the bill.
02:11:32 PM  
The preceding three witnesses answered questions from the committee.
02:11:49 PM  
There were no more witnesses so Senator Hill closed public testimony. The co-sponsors gave closing comments to the bill.


02:17:30 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1193 to the Committee on Appropriations.
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Gardner Yes
Merrifield Yes
Neville T. Yes
Todd Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Priola Yes
Hill Yes
Final YES: 7   NO: 0   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



HB18-1134 - Referred to the Committee of the Whole


01:58:49 PM  
Senators Merrifield and Martinez Humenik,
co-sponsors, presented House Bill 18-1134 which concerns eligibility of
kindergarten students funded through early childhood at-risk enhancement
positions.  The bill was on the table for action only.  The co-sponsors
distributed a handout [Attachment C] and committee members provided closing
comments on the bill.


02:01:18 PM
Motion Refer House Bill 18-1134 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Merrifield
Seconded
Gardner No
Merrifield Yes
Neville T. No
Todd Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Priola Yes
Hill No
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS



SB18-159 - Postponed Indefinitely


02:01:21 PM  

Senator Zenzinger presented Senate Bill 18-159 which concerns permitting a public school to include operation as a community school in its innovation plan.  The bill was on the table for action only.



02:02:07 PM
Motion Refer Senate Bill 18-159 to the Committee of the Whole.
Moved Zenzinger
Seconded
Gardner No
Merrifield Yes
Neville T. No
Todd Yes
Zenzinger Yes
Priola No
Hill No
YES: 3   NO: 4   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  FAIL


02:03:04 PM
Motion Postpone Senate Bill 18-159 indefinitely.
Moved Priola
Seconded
Gardner Yes
Merrifield No
Neville T. Yes
Todd No
Zenzinger No
Priola Yes
Hill Yes
Final YES: 4   NO: 3   EXC: 0   ABS:  0   FINAL ACTION:  PASS


02:17:39 PM   Committee Adjourned






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