Hudak bill to improve Colorado schools passes Senate
“The goal of this bill is to make sure that community input is heard”
DENVER— Today, a bill to improve public input in school turnaround improvement plans passed the Colorado State Senate. Senate Bill 80, sponsored by Senator Evie Hudak (D-Westminster), directs local school boards to seek input from the public by conducting a public meeting prior to adopting a school turnaround plan. A school turnaround plan occurs when a school has shown inadequate performance relative to annual and long-term academic proficiency targets for all students. The Colorado Department of Education and local school districts are required to intervene in schools that persistently do not meet these targets. The bill now heads to the House for consideration.