Category: News

Board of Education Meeting Update – April 20, 2017

Board Honors Long-time DPS Employees for Years of Service Members of Team DPS who are celebrating 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 or 50 years with DPS were honored at tonight’s Board of Education meeting. Of the 225 team members recognized, 12 educators are celebrating 45 years with the district and three have been with us an amazing 50

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Board of Education Update – Focus on Achievement, April 17, 2017

Final 2017-18 School Year Budget Proposed    The Board of Education reviewed the final budget proposal for the 2017-18 school year. Chief Financial Officer Mark Ferrandino gave a budget process overview and said that, despite strong economic growth, the state’s budget pressures continue to impact K-12 education. He detailed the limits set by TABOR (the Taxpayers Bill

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Time Change for April 20, 2017 Public Comment

Public comment will begin at 6:00 p.m. for the April 20, 2017 Board meeting due to an increase in agenda items. To sign up for public comment please call 720-423-3210 by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 19 or email ramona_lewis@dpsk12.org

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Board of Education Meeting Update – March 16, 2017

Board Resolution to End Suspensions, Expulsions for ECE-3 Following a press announcement at Godsman Elementary School yesterday, the Board of Education passed a resolution stating its intent to end suspensions and expulsions for students in Early Childhood Education (ECE) through third grades in favor of more thoughtful disciplinary practices at the March 16, 2017 Board

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Board of Education Update – Work Session, March 13, 2017

Board Accepts Changes to School Performance Compact   At the March 13, 2017 work session the Board of Education supported staff recommendations regarding changes to the district’s School Performance Compact (SPC). The policy was created last year to provide a transparent process for how DPS will identify and restart or close the most persistently low-performing schools, both district-run and

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DPS Statement Supporting Transgender Students

Statement released Feb. 23 by Denver Public Schools Superintendent Tom Boasberg, following President Trump’s decision to rescind protections for transgender students allowing them to use bathrooms corresponding to their gender identity: “Denver Public Schools will always welcome, support and protect our diverse student body. Supporting the whole child includes making sure all of our students

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March 2017 Board of Education Meetings

Board Study Sessions, Board Meetings, and Public Comment are typically held at the Emily Griffith Campus, 1860 Lincoln Street, unless otherwise posted. MARCH 2017 3/2 Focus on Achievement Study Session – 4:30pm 3/13 Finance & Audit Meeting – 3:00pm 3/13 Work Session – 4:30pm 3/16 Regular Meeting – 4:30pm; Public Comment – 5:30pm For a

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Board of Education Resolves to Protect Students in Our Schools with Safe and Welcoming School District Resolution

At the February 16, 2017 Board meeting, the DPS Board of Education unanimously adopted a resolution committing to provide “safe and welcoming spaces where all students are able to focus on their education, secure in the knowledge that the district will support their safety and emotional well-being regardless of immigration status, national origin, race or

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Board of Education Update – Work Session, February 13, 2017

Continued Prohibition of Diet Soda in Schools Recommended Under DPS Board Policy EFEA: Nutritious Food Choices, school beverage sales must satisfy the minimum nutrition standards for beverages adopted by the State Board of Education. In September 2016, the State Board of Education lifted the ban on the sale of diet soda to high school students, changing the Colorado Healthy Beverages

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