SB14-150 - School Counselor Corps Grant Program

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning The Colorado School Counselor Corps Grant Program.

The bill makes several changes to the existing school counselor corps grant program (program), including:

  • Extending the eligibility to all middle and high schools;
  • Extending the length of the grant cycle from 3 to 4 years;
  • Increasing the total annual grant amount from $5 million to $10 million;
  • Requiring grantees to use nationally established guidelines and standards to implement a time and effort assessment, postsecondary workforce-ready programming, and social and emotional counseling work;
  • Requiring grantees to use nationally established and accepted models for accountability;
  • Requiring the department of education (department) and state board of education to take into consideration recommendations from the school counselor advisory board regarding grant awards and to give priority when awarding grants to schools:
    • With higher-than-average remediation rates, numbers of first-generation students applying to postsecondary schools, numbers of at-risk students at the school, and dropout rates;
    • In underserved geographic locations; and
    • With lower-than-average counselor-to-school ratios; and
  • Requiring the department to establish guidelines for the school counselor corps advisory board's duties, membership, and responsibilities.
Latest update: May 16, 2014
05/16/2014 Governor Signed
05/12/2014 Sent to the Governor
05/12/2014 Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/12/2014 Signed by the President of the Senate
04/29/2014 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
04/28/2014 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Laid Over Daily
04/25/2014 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/24/2014 House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/23/2014 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
04/21/2014 House Committee on Education Refer Amended to Appropriations
04/16/2014 Introduced In House - Assigned to Education
04/16/2014 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/15/2014 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
04/11/2014 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
03/13/2014 Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Appropriations
02/27/2014 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education

3rd Reading Vote Summary - SB14-150*

House Vote Summary - April 25, 2014
Yes No Excused Absent
38 26 1 0
Senate Vote Summary - April 16, 2014
Yes No Excused Absent
20 15 0 0
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