Amendments for SB21-013

Senate Journal, March 19
After consideration on the merits, the Committee recommends that SB21-013 be amended
as follows, and as so amended, be referred to the Committee of the Whole with favorable
recommendation and with a recommendation that it be placed on the Consent Calendar.
Amend printed bill, page 2, line 11, strike "ENFORCED".

Page 2, line 13, strike "PRODUCED EXTREMELY NEGATIVE" and substitute "HAD
DETRIMENTAL".

Page 3, line 24, after "(2)" insert "(a)".

Page 4, strike line 9 and substitute "STRATEGIES AND SERVICES. THE
DEPARTMENT SHALL ENSURE THAT THE RESOURCE BANK INCLUDES PRODUCTS,
STRATEGIES, AND SERVICES AND MODELS OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
PROGRAMS THAT TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF, AND ARE
APPROPRIATE FOR IMPLEMENTATION BY, RURAL AND SMALL RURAL SCHOOL
DISTRICTS AND CHARTER SCHOOLS LOCATED WITHIN RURAL AND SMALL RURAL
SCHOOL DISTRICTS.
(b) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL INCLUDE IN".

Page 4, strike line 14 and substitute "STRATEGIES TO OVERCOME LEARNING
LOSS.
(c) SCHOOL DISTRICTS, BOARDS OF COOPERATIVE SERVICES, AND
CHARTER SCHOOLS MAY SUBMIT TO THE DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTIONS AND
EXPLANATIONS OF STRATEGIES, SERVICES, AND PROGRAMS THAT THEY HAVE
IMPLEMENTED, WITH EVIDENCE DEMONSTRATING THE POSITIVE EFFECTS
ACHIEVED THROUGH IMPLEMENTING THE STRATEGIES, SERVICES, AND
PROGRAMS. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL INCLUDE THE SUBMITTED EXAMPLES IN
THE RESOURCE BANK.
(d) THE RESOURCE BANK MUST".

Page 4, after line 20 insert:
"SECTION 2. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 22-5-119, add (11) as
follows:
22-5-119. Statewide supplemental online and blended learning
program - contract - legislative declaration - definitions.
(11) (a) BEGINNING IN THE SUMMER OF 2021 AND CONTINUING THROUGHOUT
THE 2021-22 SCHOOL YEAR, IN ADDITION TO ADMINISTERING THE STATEWIDE
SUPPLEMENTAL ONLINE AND BLENDED LEARNING PROGRAM IN ACCORDANCE
WITH SUBSECTION (5) OF THIS SECTION, THE ADMINISTERING BOCES SHALL
PRIORITIZE ENTERING INTO PARTNERSHIPS WITH LOCAL PUBLIC EDUCATION
AGENCIES FOR DELIVERY OF SUPPLEMENTAL ONLINE LEARNING RECOVERY
COURSES FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWELFTH
GRADE. THE ADMINISTERING BOCES AND LOCAL PUBLIC EDUCATION AGENCIES
SHALL, TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, PARTNER WITH NONPROFIT ENTITIES AND
COMMUNITY-BASED ORGANIZATIONS TO EXPAND THE AVAILABILITY OF, AND
STUDENTS' ACCESS TO, SUPPLEMENTAL ONLINE LEARNING RECOVERY COURSES.
LOCAL PUBLIC EDUCATION AGENCIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO IDENTIFY THE
STUDENTS WHO ARE MOST IN NEED OF LEARNING RECOVERY COURSES AS A
RESULT OF THE EFFECTS OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AND TO PRIORITIZE THESE
STUDENTS TO RECEIVE SUPPLEMENTAL ONLINE PROGRAMMING TO SUPPORT
LEARNING RECOVERY.
(b) THE ADMINISTERING BOCES SHALL COMMUNICATE TO ALL LOCAL
PUBLIC EDUCATION AGENCIES, AND THE LOCAL PUBLIC EDUCATION AGENCIES
SHALL COMMUNICATE TO THE PARENTS OF STUDENTS ENROLLED BY THE LOCAL
PUBLIC EDUCATION AGENCIES, THE AVAILABILITY OF SUPPLEMENTAL ONLINE
EDUCATION COURSES THROUGH THE ADMINISTERING BOCES, INCLUDING THE
AVAILABILITY OF LEARNING RECOVERY COURSES, THE TYPES OF COURSES THAT
ARE AVAILABLE FOR LEARNING RECOVERY AND OTHER PURPOSES, THE MANNER
IN WHICH STUDENTS MAY ENROLL IN THESE COURSES THROUGH THE LOCAL
PUBLIC EDUCATION AGENCY, AND THE BENEFITS TO STUDENTS WHO
SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE THE COURSES. AT A MINIMUM, THE LOCAL PUBLIC
EDUCATION AGENCY SHALL PROVIDE THE INFORMATION THROUGH THE DIGITAL
MEANS NORMALLY USED FOR COMMUNICATING WITH PARENTS AND SHALL
ENSURE, TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE, THAT THE INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE
IN LANGUAGES THAT STUDENTS' PARENTS UNDERSTAND.".

Renumber succeeding section accordingly.



House Journal, April 23
14 SB21-013 be amended as follows, and as so amended, be referred to
15 the Committee of the Whole with favorable
16 recommendation:
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18 Amend reengrossed bill, page 2, line 5, strike "legislative" and substitute
19 "report - legislative".
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21 Page 3, after line 23 insert:
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23 "(1.5) (a) THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FURTHER FINDS THAT ON
24 MARCH 11, 2021, PRESIDENT BIDEN SIGNED H.R.1319, THE "AMERICAN
25 RESCUE PLAN ACT OF 2021", INTO LAW. IN PART, THE ACT PROVIDES
26 APPROXIMATELY $122.7 BILLION IN SUPPLEMENTAL MONEY TO THE
27 ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EMERGENCY EDUCATION RELIEF FUND FOR
28 DISTRIBUTION TO STATES. APPROXIMATELY $1.166 BILLION OF THAT
29 AMOUNT IS EXPECTED TO BE DISTRIBUTED TO COLORADO, OF WHICH AT
30 LEAST $1.05 BILLION MUST BE DISTRIBUTED TO LOCAL EDUCATION
31 PROVIDERS AND $116.6 MILLION WILL BE RETAINED BY THE STATE
32 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. THE ACT REQUIRES THE DEPARTMENT TO
33 USE APPROXIMATELY $58 MILLION TO ADDRESS LEARNING RECOVERY,
34 APPROXIMATELY $11.6 MILLION FOR AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES, AND
35 APPROXIMATELY $11.6 MILLION FOR SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAMS.
36 (b) THE DEPARTMENT IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO USE AS MUCH
37 AS POSSIBLE OF THE AMOUNT OF FEDERAL MONEY THAT THE DEPARTMENT
38 RECEIVES UNDER THE "AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT OF 2021" TO FUND
39 PROGRAMS TO ADDRESS LEARNING RECOVERY, WHICH MAY INCLUDE
40 INTENSIVE TUTORING PROGRAMS, EXTENDED-DAY LEARNING PROGRAMS,
41 SUPPLEMENTAL ONLINE COURSES, SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAMS, AND
42 OTHER PROGRAMS THAT ARE IDENTIFIED BY LOCAL EDUCATION
43 PROVIDERS OR HAVE DEMONSTRATED SUCCESS IN EFFECTIVELY
44 ADDRESSING LEARNING RECOVERY. THE DEPARTMENT IS SPECIFICALLY
45 ENCOURAGED TO USE A PORTION OF THE FEDERAL MONEY TO ASSIST
46 LOCAL EDUCATION PROVIDERS IN ACCESSING SUPPLEMENTAL ONLINE
47 LEARNING RECOVERY COURSES FOR STUDENTS ENROLLED IN
48 KINDERGARTEN THROUGH TWELFTH GRADE, AS DESCRIBED IN SECTION
49 22-5-119 (11).".
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1 "(3) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL CREATE A REPORT SPECIFYING THE
2 PURPOSES FOR WHICH THE DEPARTMENT USED THE FEDERAL MONEY
3 RECEIVED PURSUANT TO THE FEDERAL "CORONAVIRUS AID, RELIEF AND
4 ECONOMIC SECURITY ACT", PUB.L.116-136; THE "CORONAVIRUS
5 RESPONSE AND RELIEF SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2021",
6 PUB.L.116-260; AND THE "AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT OF 2021",
7 PUB.L.117-2. AT A MINIMUM, THE REPORT MUST IDENTIFY THE TOTAL
8 AMOUNT THAT THE DEPARTMENT RECEIVED AND WAS AUTHORIZED TO
9 SPEND AT THE STATE LEVEL UNDER EACH ACT, THE PURPOSES FOR WHICH
10 THE DEPARTMENT SPENT THE AMOUNTS RECEIVED, THE SPECIFIC AMOUNT
11 ALLOTTED TO EACH PURPOSE, AND ANY DATA THE DEPARTMENT MAY
12 HAVE CONCERNING THE RESULTS ACHIEVED IN USING THE MONEY FOR
13 EACH PURPOSE. ON OR BEFORE DECEMBER 1, 2021, AND ON OR BEFORE
14 DECEMBER 1 EACH YEAR THEREAFTER THROUGH DECEMBER 1, 2024, THE
15 DEPARTMENT SHALL SUBMIT THE REPORT TO THE EDUCATION
16 COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND SENATE, OR ANY
17 SUCCESSOR COMMITTEES, AND POST THE REPORT ON THE DEPARTMENT'S
18 WEBSITE. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ALSO PRESENT THE REPORT AS PART
19 OF THE DEPARTMENT'S HEARING HELD EACH JANUARY PURSUANT TO
20 SECTION 2-7-203, STARTING IN 2022 AND CONTINUING THROUGH 2025.".
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House Journal, April 26
14 Amendment No. 1, Education Report, dated April 22, 2021, and placed
15 in member's bill file; Report also printed in House Journal, April 23,
16 2021.
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18 As amended, ordered revised and placed on the Calendar for Third
19 Reading and Final Passage.
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