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Policy Guidance from CDE

COVID-19 Policy Guidance


As COVID-19 continues to affect all areas of education in Colorado, CDE is shifting policies and requirements and providing resources to guide districts, schools, parents and others through this process. This page will be updated with the most current guidance on the topics below. Additional areas will be added as soon as guidance is developed.

Integrated Timelines

Due to the extraordinary changes to key implementation work because of the pandemic, CDE will provide updates on this page for superintendents and school leaders on the main tasks associated with implementing the standards, assessments, educator evaluations, the READ Act and accountability requirements - often referred to as the Integrated Timeline. Typically, the major activities and expectations have been broken out quarterly and by phase of implementation and listed on CDE’s Integrated Timeline webpage. But for the 2020-21 school year, that information will be located on this page and also sent to superintendents and school leaders through a CDE Update email.


Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act guidance:


Includes: Information on school meal program flexibilities for the 2021-22 school year; nationwide and statewide waivers and guidance, FAQs, funding opportunities, and additional resources.

Preschool through Third Grade

Includes: Colorado Preschool Program; Preschool Special Education; Child Find; Early Literacy Grants; Early Literacy Assessment Tool; School Readiness; Results Matter; READ Act and Kindergarten School Readiness Assessments.

Please email the CDE Communications Division with any questions: