(1)(a) There is created in the department the school counselor corps grant program
to provide funding to education providers. The goal of the program is to increase the availability of effective school-based
counseling to help increase the graduation rate within the state and increase the
percentage of students who appropriately prepare for, apply to, and continue into
(b) An education provider that receives a grant under the program must use the moneys
to increase the level of funding the education provider allocated to school-based
counseling prior to receiving the grant and not to replace other funding sources allocated
to school-based counseling.
(c) The department shall administer the program as provided in this article and pursuant
to rules adopted by the state board.
(d) An education provider that receives a grant through the program shall use state
guidelines and standards to implement a comprehensive counseling model that includes
a time and effort assessment, postsecondary workforce-ready programming, and social
and emotional counseling work.
(e) An education provider that receives a grant through the program shall use state
models for accountability. The education provider shall collect data on its counseling program to demonstrate
the impact of the school counseling program on student achievement, attendance, and
behavior. The education provider shall use the data to analyze school counseling program assessments
to guide future action and improve future results for all students.
(2) The state board shall adopt rules, pursuant to the “State Administrative Procedure
Act”, article 4 of title 24, C.R.S., for implementation of the program, including
but not limited to rules regarding:
(a) The timeline for submitting applications to the department;
(b) The form of the grant application and any information in addition to that specified
in section 22-91-104(2) to be included in the application;
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