Progress to Date
- The Office of Dropout Prevention and Student Re-engagement was launched in October 2009 to expand efforts in reducing the dropout rate and build on the state’s commitment to ensure graduation and school success for all students and re-engaging out of school youth. It was created with State Fiscal Stabilization Funds through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and was authorized by Colorado Revised Statute 22-14-101.
- In February and March 2010, completed and presented the first annual policy report on dropout prevention and student re-engagement to the state legislature. The report provides an overview of dropout in Colorado and includes an analysis of incidence, factors and impacts of dropout, data on school attendance and truancy, review of state statutes and investment in dropout prevention and recommendations.