HB 17-1210

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2017 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Mar 23, 2017
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

School Discipline For Preschool Through 2nd Grade


With regard to students enrolled in preschool, kindergarten, first grade, or second grade, the bill prohibits a school district, board of cooperative services, charter school, or public preschool program (enrolling entity) from expelling a student, except as specifically required by federal law, and allows the enrolling entity to impose an out-of-school suspension on the student only under specified circumstances for 3 school days. Under additional specified circumstances, the enrolling entity may extend the out-of-school suspension to a total of 5 school days. Each school district and charter school must ensure that its school discipline code reflects the requirements specified in the bill. The state board of education cannot waive the provisions concerning expulsion and suspension of young students for school districts or charter schools. The bill specifies that school districts are required to adopt prevention and early intervention strategies to reduce the need for early childhood and early elementary grade suspensions and expulsions. The bill expands the expelled and at-risk student services grant program to include services for preschool, kindergarten, and early elementary grade students and their families. (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Bill Sponsors (4)



Apr 17, 2017

Colorado General Assembly

Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely

State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Mar 23, 2017

Colorado General Assembly

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

  • Introduction
State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Mar 21, 2017

Colorado General Assembly

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Mar 17, 2017

Colorado General Assembly

House Third Reading Laid Over to 03/21/2017 - No Amendments

Colorado General Assembly

House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee

Mar 13, 2017

Colorado General Assembly

House Committee on Education Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Referral-Committee
  • Committee-Passage
House Committee of the Whole Education

Feb 27, 2017

Colorado General Assembly

Introduced In House - Assigned to Education

  • Introduction

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Amendment L.005 PDF
Amendment L.004 PDF
Amendment L.003 PDF
Amendment L.002 PDF
Committee Amendment PDF
PA1 (03/15/2017) PDF
Introduced (02/27/2017) PDF
Engrossed (03/17/2017) PDF
Reengrossed (03/21/2017) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note FN1 (03/06/2017) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (06/28/2017) PDF


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