April 3, 2020
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced that he is lengthening the suspension of in-person learning in Colorado’s schools through April 30, revising the original order that had been set to expire on April 17. Polis reiterated that it remains unlikely that schools will return to in-person learning this school year and said that districts are allowed to lengthen their own suspension past the April 30 deadline.
Additionally, Polis suspended state law requirements on the frequency and duration of employee performance evaluations for school districts, charters schools and BOCES licensed personnel, including teachers, special services providers, principals and administrators.
CDE's Educator Talent Unit created a webpage with frequently asked questions about what the suspension of educator performance evaluations means and other changes to educator licensing requirements, educator preparation programs, educator effectiveness requirements and educator development because of the COVID-19 pandemic.