Every Child Succeeds

The Denver Board of Education is the policymaking body for Colorado’s largest school district, and the board’s powers and duties are established in state law. Board study sessions, meetings and public comment take place at the Emily Griffith Campus, 1860 Lincoln St., unless otherwise posted.

With the vision of Every Child Succeeds, Denver Public Schools is guided by our five-year strategic plan, the Denver Plan 2020. This plan sets five goals for preparing Denver’s kids for college, careers and life. See how we’re doing on our District Progress page.

We are also responding to the COVID-19 crisis by naming the guiding principles and priorities that will put the health and wellness needs of our students, families and staff first and ensure we are supporting our most vulnerable students. The pandemic has not altered our foremost goal – which is to graduate students who meet academic standards and are prepared for their futures. We will use this opportunity to reimagine education in DPS to create a more equitable system that not only addresses the learning loss triggered by the pandemic, but the systemic issues that have resulted in under-serving our students learning English, students with disabilities, students experiencing poverty, and students of color. We recognize we have more work to do to ensure that Equity guides all the work we do.

Current seven Denver Board of Education members

News & Announcements

Board’s Statement on Investigation and on Student Event at the Capitol The Denver Board of Education hears the voices of the community and we, six members of the Board, release this statement to share our continued commitment to action. On April 6th, 2021, this Board launched an independent external investigation to respond to allegations made on social media from BLM5280 and Never Again Colorado against Director Read More »
Update on Director Anderson and Board Investigation Director Tay Anderson’s fellow DPS Board members agree with his decision to step back from routine board functions and events until the conclusion of the investigation authorized by the Board on April 6. Director Anderson will continue to vote on necessary matters before the Board including the hiring of a new superintendent. The Board encourages Read More »
Message from the Board of Education to the Class of 2021 The Denver Board wishes to extend our congratulations to the Class of 2021 as well as the DPS educators, family, friends, and community organizations supporting you to reach your dreams in this very challenging year. Graduates, we are excited about your future and encourage you to take advantage of all of the opportunities it will Read More »