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Office of Facility Schools


The Office of Facility Schools is one of three offices under the Exceptional Student Services Unit (along with the Office of Special Education and the Office of Gifted Education).


All facility schools will provide access to opportunities for education and growth.


The Office of Facility Schools will provide systems of support for students and staff that cultivate education environments that value relationships, compassion, and academic outcomes.


  • On average there are approximately 6,000 placements made per year in facility schools
  • Approximately 80 school districts are represented within our population
  • Student placements come from 8 different types of public agencies
  • Facility program types include residential, day treatment and hospitals
  • The Office of Facility Schools has adopted K-12 curriculum guides in reading, writing, mathematics, and science that align with the Colorado Academic Standards for all facility schools
  • Students in facility schools are assessed in reading and math using the iReady Diagnostic Assessment system
  • Grades and transcripts are maintained for all students grades 9-12, courses align to the state common course codes
  • All students are required to participate in state assessments

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Vacant Seat on the Facility Schools Board for a Facility Schools Representative


The Office of Facility Schools, at the Colorado Department of Education, is seeking applicants for one open seat on the Facility Schools Board. Please submit your resume and letter of interest for the Facility Schools Board by April 22, 2019.

The open seat represents:

  • One member from a facility school

In addition, the members of the board need to be representative of the geographic areas of the state and representative of the ethnic and racial diversity and gender balance within the state.

The term of membership is three years. The board meets monthly. Members of the board serve without compensation, except for reasonable reimbursement of expenses.

The Facility Schools Board is responsible for the approval of facility schools; overseeing the adopted curriculum, assessment, and student information systems; adopting graduation requirements and awarding high school diplomas; and establishing accountability measures for approved facility schools.

Any person meeting the qualifications for membership on the Facility Schools Board is invited to submit a personal resume along with a letter of interest. The resume and letter of interest are due by April 22, 2019 and can be sent to: Colorado Department of Education, Office of Facility Schools, Attn: Lori Kochevar, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1100, Denver CO 80202. Applications can also be e-mailed to:

For more information contact Lori Kochevar at 303-866-6799.

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