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School Climate, Behavior, and Discipline Initiatives

This page is intended to provide information and updates on the implementation of legislation related to school discipline, behavior, and school climate.  Additional links are included that reference other parts of CDE’s website that has relevant information. 

Task force – Disproportionate Discipline 

The School Discipline Task Force was created as part of the 2023 legislative session (S.B.23-029) to study and make recommendations regarding school district discipline policies and practices, State and Local discipline reporting requirements, and local engagement. 

  • The bill requires that 18 task force members (as further defined in the bill) be appointed on or before September 30, 2023.   

  • And that on or before October 15, the Commissioner, or the Commissioner’s Designee call the first meeting of the task force.   

  • The task force meets at least six times between October 15, 2023, and the first review committee meeting in 2024.   

  • A final report is due by August 1, 2024. 

If you have questions, please reach out to Johann Liljengren at and 303-968-0201. 

Interested in participating in the task force or nominating someone for the task force? Application due August 25, 2023. Application/Nominating form

Meeting Dates:

Meeting dates will be updated once the task force is appointed.


Additional resources will be added to support the work of the taskforce.


Data reports for discipline, behavior, and school climate 

As part of implementation of House Bill 22-1376, CDE staff are beginning development of data reports for discipline, behavior, and school climate. 

HB 22-1376 was created to support the learning environment for K-12 students. The bill contains the following objectives in terms of discipline data reporting: collect data related to chronic absenteeism, suspensions, expulsions, school climate, as well as other parameters specifically outline in the bill; create district-level reports related to the required discipline measures. Other topics, including restraint and seclusion, and school resource officer hiring practices can also be found in the bill. Additional information regarding the bill can be found here.  

The deadline for the report creation is September 2024. Information will be updated here as it is available. 

Discipline, behavior, and school climate dashboard coming soon!  

Links to download PDF (future) 

Links to download Excel (future) 

If you have questions on the dashboard contact Jewel Sale at