HB18-1269 - Parent Notice For Student Safety And Protection

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning notification to parents of charges brought against public school employees for alleged felony offenses that would result in the revocation of an educator license pursuant to title 22, Colorado Revised Statutes.

The bill requires school districts, district charter schools, institute charter schools, and boards of cooperative services (local education providers) to notify parents of students enrolled in a local education provider of charges brought against an employee or former employee, if the employee was employed at any time within 12 months before an offense is charged, who has or had contact with students, if the charges are for one of the felony offenses that requires the denial, suspension, or revocation of a teacher license if the employee were a teacher.

The bill specifies the students whose parents must receive notification and the information that a local education provider shall include in the parent notification. The local education provider shall notify parents by mail or electronic means within 2 school days after the employee has had or has waived a preliminary hearing, if available, on the charge unless the appropriate law enforcement agency requests a delay in notification. If notice is sent to parents, the local education provider shall also send notice within 2 school days to the same parents in the same manner regarding the disposition of the charges.

Each local education provider shall monitor employee arrest information received from the Colorado bureau of investigation to determine whether charges are filed and the status of the preliminary hearing.

The bill prohibits the state board of education from waiving the requirements of the bill relating to parent notification for school districts or for charter schools authorized by a school district or by the state charter school institute.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


House Committees

Senate Committees

Latest update: May 29, 2018
05/29/2018 - Governor Signed
05/14/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
05/14/2018 - Sent to the Governor
05/11/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/01/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/30/2018 - Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/25/2018 - Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/23/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
04/20/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/19/2018 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/17/2018 - House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/29/2018 - House Committee on Judiciary Witness Testimony and/or Committee Discussion Only
03/06/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary