Lambert’s Charter Teacher Retention/Attraction Efforts Move Ahead

DENVER – Senate Bill 160, which allows charter schools the ability to engage in their own alternative and induction licensure programs, passed second reading in the Senate today.

These types of programs are already in use in over 40 charter schools across the state already.

“Charter schools in Colorado need the ability to combat our state’s teacher shortages,” said Senator Kent Lambert (R-Colorado Springs), prime sponsor of Senate Bill-160. “It’s just common sense to clarify the ability for charter schools to operate alternative licensure and induction programs in our laws, and ensure that charter schools are able to retain and attract the teachers they need.”

Senate Bill-160 will be considered one last time on the Senate floor in the coming days.

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