Category: News

2017-18 School Calendar Proposed

At the work session on December 12, the board reviewed the proposed 2017-18 academic calendar. Proposed changes, subject to board vote on Thursday, include: Introduction of “teal” days — a combination of the already flexible blue/green days, these district-run, professional learning days are proposed for Aug. 15, Oct. 27 and Feb. 2. Last day of school

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DSST, Inspire Placements Recommended

DPS staff recommended to the board that DSST: Conservatory Green High School, which will open next fall with students in grade 9, share space at the Samsonite Campus with High Tech Early College for the 2017-18 school year. There is not enough space on that campus to allow the two schools to share space long-term,

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School Performance Compact Recommendations and Role of Community Voice in New Schools Discussed

SPC Staff Recommendations — Board to Vote Thursday This fall, the School Performance Compact is being used to make recommendations about schools based on three measures: Step 1: School Performance Framework ratings over multiple years. Step 2: Student academic growth in the most recent year. Step 3: Results of a School Quality Review to check overall instructional quality

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Supporting Students’ Social and Emotional Learning

The Board of Education engaged in a discussion about the district’s focus on the Whole Child and how that body of work supports students’ social and emotional learning at the December 1 Focus on Achievement session. Board Member Happy Haynes said, “Everywhere we go we hear resounding support for our focus and work on the Whole

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Board Hears Early Literacy Plan Updates

Because research shows that students who are proficient in reading by third grade are four times more likely to graduate, DPS is working to ensure 80% of our students meet this critical benchmark. At the Focus on Achievement session December 1, Board of Education members received an update on the district’s  Early Literacy plan. “We are working to ensure our kids

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December 15, 2016 Public Comment Session

The Board of Education encourages the involvement of community members in the public school system. One means for members of the public to assist the Board is by providing public comment to the Board on issues affecting the school system, especially issues directly affecting student achievement, budget policy, and those matters currently under consideration by

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December 2016 Board of Education Meeting Dates

Board Study Sessions, Board Meetings, and Public Comment are typically held at the Emily Griffith Campus, 1860 Lincoln Street, unless otherwise posted. DECEMBER 2016 12/1 Focus on Achievement Study Session – 4:30pm 12/12 Finance & Audit Meeting – 3:00pm 12/12 Work Session – 4:30pm 12/15 Regular Meeting – 4:30pm; Public Comment – 5:30pm For a

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New Graduation Requirements Rolling Out

At the November 17 Board meeting, the Board of Education heard an update on the implementation of new graduation requirements that go into effect for the Class of 2021 (this year’s eighth-graders). The board approved Policy IKF in May, and the Graduation Requirements Implementation Team has since focused on generating broad awareness of the new requirements

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Seeking Members for Bond Oversight and Mill Oversight Committees

Accountability is one of DPS’ six core values which is why we have maintained robust citizen bond oversight and mill oversight committees. These committees are charged with reporting to the Board of Education and community that funds are spent as was originally intended and represented to the voters. Thanks to the support of Denver voters,

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