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Board of Education Update – September 20, 2018 Board Meeting

Board Endorses Amendment 73, Prioritizes Teacher Pay At the September 21, 2018 meeting the Board of Education endorsed the Great Schools, Thriving Communities ballot initiative — also known as Amendment 73 — that is up for a statewide vote in November. The board adopted a resolution endorsing the recommendations made by a community committee on what the district’s

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Board of Education Update – September 17, 2018 Work Session

Board Discusses Amendment 73 Recommendations for Funding Include $36 Million Annually for Teacher Pay The Board of Education heard recommendations from a community advisory board about the Great Schools, Thriving Communities ballot initiative — also known as Amendment 73 — that is up for a statewide vote in November at the September 17, 2018 work session.

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Board of Education Update – September 6, 2018 Focus on Achievement

Schedule Extended in Search for New Superintendent At the September 6, 2018 the Board of Education announced it will extend the timeline in the district’s search for a new superintendent, including the deadline to receive applications and the schedule of public meetings to gather input from the community. Timeline Extended The board announced that it

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Board of Education Update – August 23, 2018 Board of Education Meeting

First Public Meetings Scheduled in Search for New Superintendent At the August 23, 2018 meeting the Board of Education announced the next steps in its search for a new superintendent, including the first public meetings to gather input from the community. “We are committed to finding the best, most qualified candidate to lead the district,”

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Board of Education Update – August 20, 2018 Work Session

Bond and Mill Levy Oversight Committees Report Out “We go out to voters and ask them to invest in Denver Public Schools, and then it’s the responsibility of the district to make sure we’re investing in what we told the voters we would invest in,” said Board Chair Anne Rowe, introducing the district’s bond and

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Board of Education Update – August 9, 2018 Special Meeting

At the special meeting of August 9, 2018, the Board of Education issued a narrative statement about the state of the school district in its search for a new superintendent. The document is a statement for potential candidates, and gives an overview of Denver Public Schools (DPS), including progress made by the district since the inception of

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Board of Education Update – July 30, 2018 Special Meeting

Board Outlines Superintendent Search Process The Board of Education met in a special meeting to further discuss the process to hire a new superintendent of Denver Public Schools as Tom Boasberg steps down after a decade in the role. The board acknowledged that this is the most important decision it will undertake, and stressed the

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Board of Education Update – June 27, 2018 Special Meeting

Denver Educators Rally to Support Immigrant Families   The Denver Board of Education joined dozens of DPS educators at West High School today in support of keeping immigrant families together. Concerned by federal actions on the southwest border, the board and educators reaffirmed DPS’ commitment to being a safe and welcoming school district, and adopted

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Board of Education Update – June 14, 2018 Board of Education Meeting

Innovation Schools, iZone Approvals At the June 14, 2018 Board of Education meeting, the board approved several new innovation schools and iZones previously discussed at the May 14, June 7 and June 11 board meetings. Established under the Innovation Schools Act of 2008, innovation schools are DPS schools that — through the votes of teachers,

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Board of Education Update – June 11, 2018 Work Session

School Performance Compact for 2018-19 to Focus on Board Oversight of Improvement Plans At the June 11 Work Session the DPS Board of Education discussed lessons learned related to the School Performance Compact, the board policy that sets expectations for the district related to school supports, interventions and community engagement. These lessons take on particular meaning

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