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November 2016 Board Meeting Dates | Board of Education

Board Study Sessions, Board Meetings, and Public Comment are typically held at the Emily Griffith Campus, 1860 Lincoln Street, unless otherwise posted. 11/3 Focus on Achievement Study Session – 4:30pm 11/14 Finance & Audit Meeting – 3:00pm 11/14 Work Session – 4:30pm 11/17 Regular Meeting – 4:30pm; Public Comment – 5:30pm For a complete listing of

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Board Members Urge Caution in SPF Transition

At the October 17, 2016 Work Session board members discussed how best to transition to the 2016 School Performance Framework or SPF, following a year without an SPF after the implementation of more rigorous state standards and assessments. Superintendent Tom Boasberg and board members all urged educators and parents to exercise caution when using this year’s

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Whole Child Survey Provides Insights for School Planning

At the October 17, 2016 Work Session the Board of Education discussed the results of DPS’ first Whole Child student survey, administered in the spring of 2016. DPS is one of the first districts in the nation to attempt to define our Whole Child focus and to gather data on our students’ perceptions in these critical

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Empowerment and Equity: Schools as the Unit of Change

Board of Education members tonight discussed a draft outline from Superintendent Tom Boasberg entitled “Equity and Empowerment: The School as the Unit of Change.” The draft sets forward the district’s theory of action under the Denver Plan 2020 and details the roles of principals, instructional superintendents, networks and the district. “School leaders and their teams,

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Board Approves Timing Change for Evaluation

Board of Education members tonight (Sept. 15) approved a change in the superintendent’s evaluation cycle designed to ensure they have more data in hand in preparing their final report. The change shifts the board’s determination of whether performance-based compensation goals have been achieved from a Sept. 30 deadline each year to a Jan. 31 deadline.

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2016 Fall Enrollment Adjustments for Schools

On Thursday, September 15 board members received an update on fall enrollment projections, with preliminary numbers showing overall K-12 enrollment up to 86,200 – or about 1 percent over last fall. The number does not include ECE students, which are again expected to bring the district’s total student count to more than 90,000. The state’s

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DPS Joins Plaintiffs in TABOR Lawsuit

Denver Board of Education members tonight (Sept. 15) voted unanimously to join the plaintiffs in a lawsuit seeking to declare the TABOR amendment is unconstitutional, arguing it violates the rights of elected lawmakers to determine core functions of state government such as its budget. “Public education is one of the most fundamental activities of our

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Board Hears Updates on School Performance Tools, MWBE

2016 School Performance Framework Considerations The Denver Board of Education tonight (Sept. 12) discussed recommendations to limit changes for how schools are rated on the 2016 School Performance Framework, also known as the SPF or school report card. The shift from the TCAP to CMAS state assessments meant there were no SPF ratings in 2015.

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Board Approves Sale of Emily Griffith Opportunity School

Board members met briefly following the September 1 Focus on Achievement Session to vote on the final transaction in Operation Unite, the district’s 2012 plan to consolidate and update facilities. The board approved the sale of the Emily Griffith Opportunity School at 1250 Welton St. This sale is the final piece of a larger plan that has

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Board Focus on Achievement: Early Literacy Plan Update

At the Focus on Achievement session, September 1, the Denver Board of Education talked with panels of teachers and school leaders to better understand the needs of school-based teams in successfully implementing the district’s Literacy 2020 Plan to achieve the Denver Plan goal, A Foundation for Success in School. “How do we, as central, support

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