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Board of Education Update – March 21, 2019 Regular Board of Education Meeting

Board Passes Resolution in Support of Efforts to Increase Minimum Wage in Colorado At the March 21, 2019 regular board meeting, the Denver Board of Education voted to pass the Local Wage Option Resolution, which expresses support for local and state efforts to increase the minimum wage in Colorado. In negotiating the recent ProComp agreement with

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Board of Education Meeting Update – March 18, 2019 Work Session

Special Education Task Force Presents Recommendations  The Denver Board of Education heard recommendations and proposed action steps from the Special Education Task Force at the March 18, 2019 work session. Robert Frantum-Allen, Director of Special Education, presented the five recommendations and led a panel discussion with several parents and educators. The task force’s recommendations center around

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Board of Education Update – March 7, 2019 Focus on Achievement

Superintendent Cordova Presents Early Feedback from Entry Plan Focus Groups; Discusses Restructure of Central Office At the March 7, 2019 Focus on Achievement Session, Superintendent Susana Cordova shared with the Denver Board of Education initial feedback she has gathered from several focus groups, related to her recently released entry plan and restructuring of the DPS central office. To

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Board of Education Update – February 21, 2019 Board Meeting

Board Passes Black Excellence Resolution The Denver Board of Education voted to pass the Black Excellence Resolution, officially embracing the excellence of black and African-American students and prioritizing and targeting their academic achievement. “I want to recognize the beauty, diversity, strength and passion for black and African-American students of the organizations and people who worked

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Board of Education Update – February 19, 2019 Work Session

Bond Oversight Committee Presents Recommendations on Funding School Improvement Projects The Denver Board of Education heard recommendations from the Bond Oversight Committee for how to allocate $45.8 million in 2016 bond premium funds for capital improvement projects across the district. The Bond Oversight Committee is comprised of parents, teachers, industry representatives and community stakeholders who

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Board of Education Update – January 24, 2019

Superintendent and Board Members Share Perspectives on Negotiations and School Funding  At the January 24, 2019 Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Susana Cordova provided an update on the status of negotiations between the district and the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA). Cordova noted that on Wednesday January 23, DPS filed a request with the State Department

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Board of Education Update – January 17, 2019 Work Session

Board Holds Accountability and Support Conversations  Schools With Sudden Drop in SPF Rating Present Improvement Plans DPS’ top Denver Plan goal is to have at least 80% of DPS students attending a high-performing school by 2020. To make this goal a reality, DPS is committed to strengthening our existing schools. When schools do not meet expectations for academic

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Board of Education Update – January 16, 2019 Special Board Meeting

Negotiations to Improve Our Teachers’ Salary System  The Board of Education held a special meeting the afternoon of January 16, 2019 to get an update about continued negotiations with the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA) on how to achieve an improved salary system for our educators. Superintendent Susana Cordova, Chief Legal Counsel Michelle Berge and Chief

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Board of Education Meeting Update – January 10, 2019 Focus on Achievement

Financial State of the District – Preparation for the 2019-20 Budget  At the January 10, 2019 Focus on Achievement session, the Board of Education reviewed the DPS Financial State of the District — an overview of the statewide budget assumptions, the impact to DPS, and a summary school budget timeline for the upcoming year. Highlights from

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Board of Education Update – December 20, 2018 Board Meeting

Appreciation of Interim Superintendent Ron Cabrera  The Denver Board of Education opened its December 20, 2018 meeting with praise and appreciation for Interim Superintendent Dr. Ron Cabrera, who stepped in when former Superintendent Tom Boasberg departed the district Oct. 19. Cabrera has spent nearly 40 years as a teacher, school leader, administrator and superintendent in

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