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Laws and Regulations

H.B. (House Bill) 08-1204

House Bill 08-1204 created the Office of Facility Schools within the Colorado Department of Education and established the Colorado Facility Schools Board.

 

Approval of Facility Schools

In accordance with the Facility Schools Act. HB 08-1204 [22-2-407 C.R.S.] and Facility Schools Board Rules, 1 CCR 304-1, any eligible facility may apply to the Colorado Facility Schools Board to become an Approved Facility School.

 

Graduation Requirements for Approved Facility Schools

The Facility Schools Act of 2008 [22-2-401 C.R.S.] gives the Facility Schools Board the authority to award high school diplomas to students receiving their educational services through approved facility schools. It directs the Facility Schools Board to establish procedures by which a student will apply to receive a high school diploma and the requirements that a student must meet in order to be awarded such a diploma by the Facility Schools Board.

H.B. (House Bill) 10-1274

H.B. 10-1274 (22-2-139 C.R.S. and 22-2-409 C.R.S.) requires approved facility schools to notify receiving school districts when students who have been determined to be at risk to self or community within the prior 12 months, will be leaving the facility and returning to the public schools.

It also requires a transition planning process for those students, a Memorandum of Understanding between the Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado Department of Human Services and data collection related to the transition of students under this legislation.

A directory of current Child Welfare Education Liaisons (CWELs) may be found using the following link:

 

Exceptional Children's Education Act (ECEA)

 

Individualized Education Program (IEP)

 

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