Hudak bill to improve the school turnaround process passes first hurdle
“This bill is about making sure that parent and community input is heard”
DENVER— Today, a bill to improve public input in school turnaround improvement plans passed the Senate Education Committee. 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.