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ESSA State Committee of Practitioners (CoP)

The Committee of Practitioners serves to advise the state in carrying out its responsibilities under the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015. It operates to identify issues across regions of the state and facilitate two-way communication between CDE and the preK-12 education community throughout Colorado. The primary purpose of the Committee is to advise CDE regarding its implementation of ESSA. Committee members serve for three years. 

As mandated by law, the membership of the committee includes:

  1. as a majority of its members, representatives from local educational agencies;
  2. administrators, including the administrators of programs described in other parts of this title;
  3. teachers, including vocational educators;
  4. parents;
  5. members of local school boards;
  6. representatives of private school children; and
  7. pupil services personnel.

Join the Committee of Practitioners

At this time, CDE is accepting applications for the following representation on the committee:

  • Paraprofessional(s)
  • Geographic representation from the Southeast and West Central areas of the State

To apply for a position, fill out the 2019-20 Application(DOC) and submit to Brad Bylsma


Meeting Information for 2019-2020

Please note that any travel reimbursement must be submitted within 60 days of travel in order to comply with specific IRS requirements. The non-CDE employee travel reimbursement form can be found here: Non-CDE employee travel reimbursement form (Note: Updated form for 2019)

  • Webinar
  • Call In Number: 1-699-900-6833
  • Meeting ID: 355 270 036

​Meeting Dates and Locations: 

August 15, 2019

September 19, 2019

  • Colorado Children's Campaign | Agenda | Materials

November 14, 2019

  • Colorado Children's Campaign | Agenda | Materials

February 13, 2020

  • Colorado Children's Campaign | Agenda | Materials

April 16, 2020

  • Colorado Children's Campaign | Agenda | Materials 


For Additional Information Contact:

Brad Bylsma
303-866-6937
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Rachel Matson
303-866-6736
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