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Colorado Department of Education Works to Help Private Schools

When the Every Students Succeeds Act passed in the US Congress, it changed the way states provide the Title services to private schools. Each state was to appoint an Ombudsman that would work to ensure that both private schools and local public school districts were working together to provide needed services to students and teachers. Accordingly, the state of Colorado appointed Colleen Brooks as the Ombudsman. Ms. Brooks then formed a Private School Working Group that includes not only private school leaders but also local School District representatives. This group has worked to clarify and simplify the process for schools to receive equitable services. A timeline for Consultation has been developed along with an updated Consultation Form that is used at the time of Consultation.  


ESSA Resources

Resources from First Annual CAPS Meeting—January 19, 2018     

  • Jenny Kraska, Colorado Catholic Conference, brought insights about the legislative process in Colorado and spoke about a Tax Credit bill introduced by Senator Lundberg—Senate bill 83
CO S 83 Bill on School Choice
CO S 83 Bill on School Choice.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [124.5 KB]
  • Pam Benigno from Independence Institute talked about their School Choice efforts and shared the following documents with the group:
School Choice Week Flyer
Adobe Acrobat document [2.1 MB]
Blaine Amendment defined
IP-2-2017_e_web Blaine.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [274.6 KB]
Altering Courses—A Profile of Crossroads School
Adobe Acrobat document [1.4 MB]
Religious Liberties
Why Nineteenth Century Bans on "Sectarian" Aid Are Facially Unconstitutional: New Evidence on Plain Meaning by Robert G. Natelson
Religious Liberties.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [129.2 KB]
  • Colleen Brooks, Ombudsman for the Colorado Department of Education talked about the Every Student Succeeds Act. 
    View her PowerPoint:
Every Student Succeeds Act
CDOE—ESSA ppt.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.4 MB]
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