Every Child Succeeds

The Denver Board of Education is the policymaking body for Colorado’s largest school district, and the board’s powers and duties are established in state law. Board study sessions, meetings and public comment take place at the Emily Griffith Campus, 1860 Lincoln St., unless otherwise posted.

With the vision of Every Child Succeeds, Denver Public Schools is guided by our five-year strategic plan, the Denver Plan 2020. This plan sets five goals for preparing Denver’s kids for college, careers and life. See how we’re doing on our District Progress page.

We are also responding to the COVID-19 crisis by naming the guiding principles and priorities that will put the health and wellness needs of our students, families and staff first and ensure we are supporting our most vulnerable students. The pandemic has not altered our foremost goal – which is to graduate students who meet academic standards and are prepared for their futures. We will use this opportunity to reimagine education in DPS to create a more equitable system that not only addresses the learning loss triggered by the pandemic, but the systemic issues that have resulted in under-serving our students learning English, students with disabilities, students experiencing poverty, and students of color. We recognize we have more work to do to ensure that Equity guides all the work we do.

Current seven Denver Board of Education members

News & Announcements

DPS Board of Education Announces Independent Investigation April 6, 2021 For further information: BoardofEducation@dpsk12.org.   Statement from Denver Board of Education In response to allegations made public against Denver Public Schools Board Director Tay Anderson, and in fairness to all parties involved, the Denver Public Schools Board of Education is authorizing a thorough and independent fact-finding investigation. The Board has secured an Read More »
DPS Board of Education Statement on Allegations Against Director Anderson The DPS Board of Education shares this response to the anonymous allegation made against Director Tay Anderson. Denver Public Schools honors and values the voices of individuals who courageously bring forward reports or allegations of sexual misconduct.  At this point, the Board has confirmed that there is no pending criminal investigation or charge. Director Anderson Read More »
DPS Board of Education Statement on Assessments & Funding Priorities for the 2021 Legislative Session In acknowledging the difficulty the COVID-19 pandemic continues to present to our school staff, students, and families, the Denver Public Schools’ Board of Education calls on Governor Jared Polis, the State Board of Education, and the Colorado General Assembly to urge the Colorado Commissioner of Education and Department of Education to submit an application to Read More »