2016 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 22 - Education
General and Administrative
Article 13 - School Turnaround Leaders Development Program
§ 22-13-105. School turnaround leader grants - application - awards - report

CO Rev Stat ยง 22-13-105 (2016) What's This?

(1) The state board, subject to available appropriations, shall award school turnaround leader grants to one or more school districts or charter schools or to the institute to use in:

(a) Identifying and recruiting practicing and aspiring school turnaround leaders;

(b) Subsidizing the costs incurred for school turnaround leaders and their leadership staff, if appropriate, to participate in turnaround leadership development programs offered by identified providers; and

(c) Reimbursing school turnaround leaders for the costs they incur in completing turnaround leadership development programs offered by identified providers.

(2) A school district, the institute, or a charter school that seeks a school turnaround leader grant must apply to the department as provided by rule of the state board. The department shall review all of the applications received and, based on the criteria adopted by rule, recommend to the state board the applicants that may receive school turnaround leader grants and the grant amounts. Subject to available appropriations, the state board, taking into account the department's recommendations, shall award school turnaround leader grants from moneys appropriated by the general assembly to the department for the program.

(3) Each school turnaround leader grant may continue for up to three budget years. The department shall annually review each grant recipient's use of the grant moneys and may rescind the grant if the department finds that the grant recipient is not making adequate progress toward achieving the goals identified in the grant application.

(4) During the term of the grant, each grant recipient shall annually report to the department the information requested by the department to monitor the effectiveness of the school turnaround leader grants. The department shall analyze and summarize the reports received from grant recipients and annually submit to the state board, the governor, and the education committees of the senate and the house of representatives, or any successor committees, a report of the effectiveness of the school turnaround leader grants awarded pursuant to this section. The department shall also post the annual report on its website.

(5) The department may expend up to five percent of the moneys annually appropriated for the program to offset the costs incurred in implementing the program.

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