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Bill Detail: HB20-1240

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Title Early College Program And P-tech School Expansion
Status House Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed (06/16/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
House Sponsors J. McCluskie (D)
P. Will (R)
Senate Sponsors K. Donovan (D)
B. Rankin (R)
House Committee Education
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 01/31/2020

The bill creates the early college policy development advisory
group (advisory group) to design and recommend policies and changes to
law to support the statewide development of and funding for early college

programs and p-tech schools. The bill specifies the membership of the
advisory group, which is appointed by the governor and must include
members of the education leadership council, and the specific duties of
the advisory group. In completing its duties, the advisory group must
coordinate with the education leadership council. The advisory group
must prepare an interim report and a final report of its findings and
recommendations, and submit the reports by December 1, 2020, and
December 1, 2021, respectively, to the governor, the education leadership
council, the state board of education (state board), the Colorado
commission on higher education (CCHE), and the education committees
of the general assembly. The bill creates a legislative advisory council to
provide advice and comment to the advisory group.
The bill expands the existing concurrent enrollment expansion and
innovation grant program to include grants for specified purposes related
to providing opportunities for students to simultaneously enroll in
postsecondary courses or engage in work-based learning opportunities
while enrolled in high school.
The bill extends for 2 additional budget years funding for students
who enroll in an early college program that was approved before June 6,
2018, and who enroll in postsecondary courses in the fifth or sixth year
of high school.
The bill authorizes the distribution of state financial assistance to
students who enroll in postsecondary courses while still enrolled in high

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