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.

News & Announcements

Board of Education Prepares to Vote on Move to Policy Governance  The Denver Board of Education has been preparing over the past several months for a shift to a Policy Governance model. This model, recommended by the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB), will establish clear roles, responsibilities and relationships between the board and the superintendent. The board is developing policies for four set categories and Read More »
Statement on Findings from Investigation regarding Director Anderson Today Denver Public Schools Board of Education is releasing the findings of the Investigations Law Group (ILG) independent investigation into the allegations made public against Denver Public Schools Board Director Tay Anderson earlier this year. The ILG report is detailed and complex. Investigators interviewed 63 people, reviewed thousands of pages of documentary evidence, and evaluated Read More »