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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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Board of Education Update – December 17, 2018 Work Session

Bus Passes Approved for Additional High School Students The Denver Board of Education approved a recommendation set forth by DPS Transportation Services to reduce the walk-distance for high school students from 3.5 miles to 2.5 miles, making approximately 1,700 additional students newly eligible to receive DPS-funded bus passes from the Regional Transportation District (RTD). The

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Board Selects Susana Cordova as Next DPS Superintendent

Tonight we selected Deputy Superintendent Susana Cordova to lead our school district, following a national search that began in August. Our vote was unanimous. We came together, as a new board with new voices and new perspectives, because we believe we need unity in the work that lies ahead. We expect Susana to assume her

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Board of Education Update – December 10, 2018 Work Session

Three schools present improvement plans, support needs for 2018 School Performance Compact  At the December 10, 2018 Work Session, the Denver Board of Education heard presentations from Compass Academy, Lake Middle School and Stedman Elementary — three schools rated red, or Accredited on Probation, on the district’s 2018 School Performance Framework (SPF), and therefore under consideration for the School Performance

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

Targeted Supports for Black Students  At the December 6, 2018 Focus on Achievement session the Denver Board of Education took an in-depth look at targeted supports for black students, hearing from students, community partners and the African American Equity Task Force. “I think it’s really important, as we talk about our African-American students, that we

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