SB 18-228

  • Colorado Senate Bill
  • 2018 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Apr 23, 2018
  • Passed Senate Apr 19, 2018
  • House
  • Governor

Improving School Choice In Traditional Schools


Under current law, a school district (district) can only transport students from an adjacent district to its schools or reimburse a parent for transporting such students to its schools if the adjacent district consents to the transportation. The bill allows a school district to transport a student to its district even if the student does not reside in an adjacent district and without seeking the consent of the student's resident district. Under current law, a district shall adopt policies and procedures to implement school of choice enrollment for students that allow a student to attend a school within the student's resident district other than his or her assigned school or to attend school in another school district. The bill requires that the school of choice enrollment application policies and procedures include: An enrollment application period of at least 4 weeks; An enrollment application period that does not close before February 15 of each year; The ability to apply to at least 5 schools within the district using a standardized application for each school; and In-person or online submission of the applications. The bill requires the district to notify students each year of the school of choice enrollment policies and procedures, including the relevant deadlines, and to post the policies and procedures on the district's website. In addition, the department of education shall include on its website an outline of the laws relating to school of choice enrollment and a link to each district's school of choice website provisions. For a student attending school in a district other than the student's resident district, the bill allows the student to remain in the nonresident district school through the highest grade level served in the school. (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.) Read More

Bill Sponsors (2)


Apr 19, 2018


May 02, 2018


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

State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Apr 23, 2018


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

  • Introduction
State, Veterans, & Military Affairs

Apr 19, 2018


Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 18, 2018


Senate Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

Apr 17, 2018


Senate Second Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 12, 2018


Senate Committee on Education Refer Unamended to Senate Committee of the Whole

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

Apr 02, 2018


Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Education

  • Introduction

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Committee Amendment PDF
Introduced (04/02/2018) PDF
Engrossed (04/17/2018) PDF
Reengrossed (04/19/2018) PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note FN1 (04/11/2018) PDF
Fiscal Note FN2 (08/06/2018) PDF


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