Lambert’s SB-160 Clears Committee
DENVER – Senate Bill-160, sponsored by Senator Kent Lambert (R-Colorado Springs), passed the Education Committee today on a 6-0 vote (1 excused), clarifying that charter schools may engage in alternative and induction licensure programs.
“Senate Bill-160 aligns the law with current practices in Colorado,” said Senator Lambert. “In a time with teacher shortages, we should not make it more difficult for charter schools to operate these programs which help them attract and retain the skilled staff they need.”
Over 40 charter schools across the state have already gotten approval to operate induction programs and take advantage of alternative licensure pathways, which also benefit public education by increasing the total teacher pool in Colorado.
Senate Bill-160 now moves to the Senate floor for consideration.