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Board of Education Meeting Update – May 18, 2017

Assistant Superintendent Greta Martinez Recognized  Assistant Superintendent for Postsecondary Readiness Greta Martinez was recognized by the DPS Board of Education, as she has announced she will retire at the end of this school year following four decades in service to children and families in Colorado. Martinez has been with DPS in various leadership roles since

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Board of Education Update – Work Session, May 15, 2017

New School Applicants Recommended for Approval At the May 15 Work Session the Board of Education heard staff recommendations for which new school applicants — both district-run and charter — should be approved based on the quality of their applications. Board members are scheduled to vote Thursday, May 18, on the applicants. DPS uses the

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Board of Education Update – Special Public Comment, May 11, 2017

Board Hears Public Comment on New School Applicants The Board of Education heard several hours of public comment about, and presentations from, more than a dozen new school applicants, both district-run and charter, hoping to be approved to serve DPS students. Board members are scheduled to vote Thursday, May 18, on which new schools will

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Board of Education Update – Focus on Achievement Session, May 4, 2017

Focus on Achievement: Closing the Opportunity Gap The Board of Education Focus on Achievement session on May 4, 2017 focused on a presentation and discussion around efforts to achieve the Denver Plan 2020 goal of closing the opportunity gap. Despite the district’s focus on equity in the Denver Plan, the Academic Strategic Plan and our Core Shared Values, significant gaps

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May 2017 Board of Education Board Meetings

Board Study Sessions, Board Meetings, and Public Comment are typically held at the Emily Griffith Campus, 1860 Lincoln Street, unless otherwise posted. May 2017 5/4 Focus on Achievement Study Session – 4:30pm 5/11 Special Public Comment – 4:30pm 5/15 Finance & Audit Meeting – 3:00pm 5/15 Work Session – 4:30pm 5/18 Regular Meeting – 4:30pm;

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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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