Here’s the calendar of education-related meetings in the legislature for Feb. 13-17. Floor and committee agendas are subject to change during the week, and measures scheduled for the floor are frequently subject to delay.

Colorado CapitolMONDAY

8:30 a.m. – Senate Appropriations Committee, room 356

  • Bills adjusting 2011-12 state budget, including three affecting the departments of education and higher education

10 a.m. – House final consideration

  • House Bill 12-1212 – Reimbursement rates for online programs run by BOCES

House preliminary consideration

  • House Bill 12-1043 – Establishment of new concurrent enrollment program
  • House Bill 12-1072 – College credit for life experience

10 a.m. – Senate final consideration

  • Senate Bill 12-040 – Technical measure on higher education building maintenance
  • Senate Bill 12-015 – Tuition rates for undocumented students (this is on the calendar because it received preliminary approval Feb. 10 but is expected to be laid over)

Senate preliminary consideration

  • Senate Bill 12-079 – Revisions to Safe2tell program
  • Senate Bill 12-051 – Advisory measure on school district contracting procedures
  • Senate Bill 12-145 – Capping transfer of state lands revenues to school total program funding
  • House Bill 12-1001 – Ratification of SB 10-191 regulations
  • Senate Bill 12-061 – Improvements in charter school operations and authorizing

1:30 p.m. – House Education Committee, room 0112

  • House Bill 12-1146 – Creation of dropout recovery program
  • House Bill 12-1214 – Technical community college bill
  • House Bill 12-1135 – Requirements for teachers who mentor student teachers
  • House Bill 12-1124 – Digital learning study

TUESDAY

9 a.m. – Senate preliminary consideration

  • Senate Bill 12-045 – Associate’s degree “reverse transfer” bill
  • Senate Bill 12-067 – Required non-profit status for charter schools
  • Senate Bill 12-036 – Parent consent for school surveys

1:30 p.m. – Senate Finance Committee, room 356

  • Senate Bill 12-084 – Transparency requirements for PERA (second item)

WEDNESDAY

7:30 a.m. – Joint education committees, room 0112

  • Presentation by state demographer

Upon floor adjournment – House Education Committee, room 0112

  • House Bill 12-1220 – Cleanup measure regarding CSU board of governors
  • Recommendations on department of education and higher education strategic plans

Upon floor adjournment – Senate Education Committee, room 354

  • Senate Bill 12-106 – Expanded authority for early colleges (action only)
  • Senate Bill 12-047 – Basic skills testing for high school students
  • Senate Bill 12-057 – Licensing exemption for teachers of indigenous languages

THURSDAY

1:30 p.m. – Senate Agriculture Committee, Old Supreme Court Chambers

  • Senate Bill 12-068 – Ban on trans fats in food served at schools (second item)

1:30 p.m. – Senate Education Committee – room 354

  • Senate Bill 12-098 – Required CPR training for high school graduation
  • Senate Bill 12-046 – Revision of school discipline laws
  • Senate Bill 12-121 – Charter schools access to BEST funding
  • Senate Bill 12-103 – Standardization of at-risk funding for charter schools

Use the Education Bill Tracker for links to bill texts and status information.

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