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based on: Education Funding 2015

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Bill No. Title CCW SummaryStatusFull TextFiscal NotesHouse SponsorsSenate SponsorsLobbyistsVotes
HB15-1020 Funding For Full-day Kindergarten

The bill increases the supplemental kindergarten enrollment so that each school district can count a kindergarten student as a full-day student. 

House Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely: 04/02/2015Full Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/24/2015J. Wilson (R)LobbyistsVotes all Legislators
HB15-1024 Increasing Number Of CO Preschool Program Students

The bill funds an additional 3,000 children only as half-time or full-time preschool students.

House Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely: 04/02/2015Full Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/24/2015B. Pettersen (D)J. Kefalas (D)
N. Todd (D)
LobbyistsVotes all Legislators
HB15-1058 General Fund Surplus Transfers For Education

The unrestricted balance remaining in the general fund at the end of a state fiscal year is called the general fund surplus. The bill requires the state treasurer to transfer the general fund surplus between the state education fund and the higher education fund in a 70/30 split.

House Committee on Finance Postpone Indefinitely: 01/21/2015Full Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/24/2015J. Becker (R)J. Sonnenberg (R)LobbyistsVotes all Legislators
HB15-1155 Flexibility For Rural School Districts

The bill allows a school district that the department of education (department) identifies as rural and that enrolls fewer than 1,000 students (small rural school district) to submit certain reports biennially, instead of annually, and exempts the school district from another report, if the small rural school district is accredited or accredited with distinction. 

House Committee on Education Postpone Indefinitely: 04/13/2015Full Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/25/2015J. Wilson (R)M. Hodge (D)LobbyistsVotes all Legislators
HB15-1275 Career & Tech Ed In Concurrent Enrollment

The bill clarifies that a local education provider may include course work related to apprenticeship programs and internship programs in the programs that are available for concurrent enrollment.

Governor Signed: 05/22/2015Full Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/10/2015F. Winter (D)R. Heath (D)
V. Marble (R)
LobbyistsVotes all Legislators
HB15-1321 Flexibility & Funding For Rural School Districts

The bill exempts a school district that is rural and enrolls fewer than 1,000 students (small rural district) from the requirements to:

  • Adopt a district policy for increasing and supporting parent engagement in public schools;
  • Identify an employee to act as a point of contact for parent engagement training and resources; and
  • Perform certain duties of the school district and school account ability committees that relate to increasing parentengagement.
Governor Signed: 05/22/2015Full Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/10/2015B. Pettersen (D)
J. Wilson (R)
K. Grantham (R)
K. Donovan (D)
LobbyistsVotes all Legislators
HB15-1339 School District Financial Transparency Reporting

The bill requires the local education providers to submit this information to the department of education for posting on the department's financial transparency web site rather than requiring each local education provider to post it on its local web site.

Senate Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely: 05/05/2015Full Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/01/2015R. Fields (D)
J. Wilson (R)
A. Kerr (D)
K. Grantham (R)
LobbyistsVotes all Legislators
SB15-033 Increasing Funding For Public Pre-K-12 Education

The bill increases the supplemental kindergarten enrollment for the 2015-16 budget year and each budget year thereafter to .15 of a full-day pupil.

Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely: 02/02/2015Full Text of BillFiscal Notes : 07/07/2015A. Kerr (D)LobbyistsVotes all Legislators
SB15-166 Current Year Adjustments School Finance

Due to variations in the amounts of state aid distributed to school districts, the bill adjusts the minimum amount of total program funding for the 2014-15 budget year.

Governor Signed: 03/13/2015Full Text of BillFiscal Notes : 06/11/2015M. Hamner (D)P. Steadman (D)LobbyistsVotes all Legislators
SB15-267 School Finance

The bill sets the statewide base per pupil funding amount for the 2015-16 budget year at $6,292.39, which is an inflationary increase of 2.8% and establishes the minium amount of total program funding for the 2015-16 budget year.

Governor Signed: 06/05/2015Full Text of BillFiscal Notes : 08/04/2015M. Hamner (D)O. Hill (R)LobbyistsVotes all Legislators
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