Category: News

Board of Education Update – May 10, 2018 Work Session

LEAP: Defining Excellent Instruction and Investing in our Teachers At the May 10, 2018 Work Session, the Board of Education received an update on LEAP (Leading Effective Academic Practice) — the district’s performance management system for teachers — which defines excellent instruction in DPS and invests in our teachers’ growth and development. What is LEAP? LEAP was

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Board of Education Update – May 3, 2018 Focus on Achievement

Final Recommendations for 2018-19 Budget At the May 3, 2018 Focus on Achievement session, the Board of Education received the final recommendations for the 2018-19 fiscal year budget. An overview of the budget assumptions includes a 4.4% increase for teachers (including steps and lanes and ProComp payments) this is part of the district’s 5-year collective bargaining agreement with the Denver

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Board of Education Update – April 26, 2018 Regular Meeting

Employees Recognized for Milestone Years of Service  At the April 26, 2018 meeting, the Board of Education hosted a recognition ceremony for team members who are celebrating milestone anniversaries with DPS this year. More than 60 honorees attended the ceremony to be recognized for giving 25, 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 years of service to Team DPS

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Board of Education Update – April 23, 2018 Work Session

Coaching and Leadership in Service of Best First Instruction  At the April 23, 2018 work session, the Board of Education heard about how the district is supporting great teachers and leaders in our schools — a 2017-18 Instructional Priority for making progress on our Denver Plan 2020 goals. The board discussion focused on our current

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Board of Education Update – April 12, 2018 Focus on Achievement

Focusing on Racial Equity for Students with Disabilities  At the April 12, 2018 Focus on Achievement study session, the Board of Education heard about the changes the Student Equity and Opportunity (SEO) team is focusing on to better serve our students, in particular our students of color with disabilities. Associate Chief of SEO Dr. Eldridge Greer

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Board of Education Update – March 15, 2018 Regular Meeting

Resolution to Support Colorado Superintendents’ School Funding Distribution Formula  At the March 15, 2018 meeting the Board of Education unanimously passed a resolution to support a new school funding formula proposed by superintendents throughout the state in House Bill 18-1232. The resolution states that Colorado’s current funding formula, passed in 1994, needs to be modernized to best

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Board of Education Update – March 12, 2018 Work Session

Board, Student Board Discuss Gun Violence At the March 12, 2018 Work Session the Board of Education (BOE) engaged with the Student Board of Education (SBOE) in thoughtful discussion about gun violence in our nation’s schools that resulted in a proposal for a joint BOE/SBOE resolution. “There is a feeling in this country that we haven’t

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Board of Education Update – March 1, 2018 Focus on Achievement

Supporting our Schools: Yellow School Performance At the March 1, 2018 Focus on Achievement session the Board focused their conversation around how the district is supporting schools rated Yellow (Accredited on Watch) on the School Performance Framework (SPF). See the board presentation here. One of the district’s Denver Plan 2020 goals is to have Great Schools

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Board of Education Update – February 15, 2018 Regular Meeting

Moment of Silence for Florida High School Shooting Victims At the February 15, 2018 board meeting the Board of Education paid its respects to the victims of yesterday’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., with a moment of silence. “We have yet another tragedy in one of our high school communities in

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Board of Education Update – February 12, 2018 Work Session

Changes to SPF Methodology Drive Improvement At the February 12, 2018 work session the Board of Education received an update on changes to the 2018 School Performance Framework (SPF) methodology in order to better support our community in driving school improvement. The SPF is an important resource for school communities, letting us know where a school

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