Priola Bill to Expand Post-Secondary Options Passes Senate



DENVER — Today, the Senate approved on a bipartisan second reading vote, Senator Kevin Priola's (R-Brighton) bill to inform high school students of post-secondary educational opportunities available through military enlistment.

Under current law, Colorado charter schools are required to create an Individual Career and Academic Plan (ICAP) with students and parents. 

House Bill 17-1041 requires that Colorado charter schools discuss the benefits of military enlistment when creating ICAPS.

Colorado traditional district schools are already required to discuss the benefits of military enlistment during the creation of ICAPs, HB 1041 asks schools to encourage families to consider the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB), the test for military enlistment.

"Our brave men and women in uniform are among the best prepared for a variety of careers and futures," said Priola. "Military enlistment offers endless possibilities for our young folks, especially those who hope to avoid accumulating student debt. It is important that we are offering our kids all the information necessary to make these important life decisions." 

House Bill 1041 will be heard a final time in the Senate before moving on to the governor's desk for approval. 

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