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.