Colorado's ESSA State Plan Public Comment Process
In order to demonstrate that Colorado meets the requirements of ESSA and to access the funding allocated to the state, CDE must submit a plan to the United States Department of Education for approval. Fundamental to the requirements of the ESSA plan is that the department engage in meaningful consultation with a broad range of education stakeholders in developing the plan, and, once a draft of the plan has been completed, to make the plan available for public comment. The state plan draft was open for public comment for 30 days, beginning on Friday, February 10, 2017, and closed on Monday, March 13, 2017.
Prior to submitting your comments, we invited stakeholders read a letter from Commissioner Anthes on Colorado’s ESSA State Plan Development and release of the state plan draft.
CDE also posted a draft in Spanish on February 24 and accepted comments in the Spanish language survey through March 27, 2017.
The comments received are being reviewed, compiled, and will be addressed in the plan as appropriate. Next, the plan will be reviewed with the Governor and ultimately presented to Colorado’s State Board of Education for approval to submit to the U.S. Department of Education in April.
View Colorado's ESSA State Plan Draft
View the full versions of the plan in English or Spanish:
E-mail questions and comments to ESSAquestions@cde.state.co.us.