Category: Board in the Community

January is School Board Recognition Month!

School board members are ordinary people who demonstrate extraordinary dedication to our public schools. January marks School Board Recognition Month and is the perfect time we thank our school board members for their untiring efforts. Too often we forget about the personal sacrifices school board members routinely make. Too often we forget about the important

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Honoring the Service of Long-time DPS Employees

At a special ceremony on Monday, May 13, 2019, the Denver Board of Education recognized 216 people who have been members of Team DPS for 25 or more years. More than 70 honorees attended the ceremony to be recognized for giving 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 and 55 years of service to Denver students

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Board Member Lisa Flores and Superintendent Tom Boasberg attend Highland United Neighbors Inc. Meeting – March 20, 2018

Denver Public Schools (DPS) Board member Lisa Flores and Superintendent Tom Boasberg had the opportunity to speak to the Highland United Neighbors Inc. (HUNI) on March 20, 2018. Included in the many topics discussed were the impacts of TABOR and Gallagher and how this affects school funding. Neighbors learned about the 100 plus community gardens

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Board member Mike Johnson in the Community

The Denver Public Schools Board of Education and the Public Affairs Team in the Superintendent’s office have launched a program to improve outreach to school communities and neighborhood and community organizations. As part of this community outreach initiative, school board member Mike Johnson has been meeting with schools and community organizations in East Denver. Below

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Happy Haynes Appointed Deputy Mayor of Denver

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock has appointed Allegra “Happy” Haynes, Denver Public Schools’ Board of Education secretary, as the city’s deputy mayor for 2017. She takes over the largely ceremonial role from Don Mares, executive director of Denver Human Services. And, in the event the mayor is unable to fulfill his duties, Haynes would take on

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Thank You, Denver Voters, for Believing in DPS Kids | Denver Public Schools Denver voters on Tuesday approved bond and mill funding measures for students in Denver Public Schools, agreeing to invest $572 million in bond funding to build and improve schools and $56.6 million in operating dollars to support proven initiatives, such as early literacy. “Once again, Denver voters, thank you for believing in our kids,” Board Read More »
Welcome Back DPS! Board Members Help Kick-off the 2016-17 School Year The start of a new school year began for Denver Public Schools students on Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, kicking off the beginning of new learnings, new dreams and new steps toward the future for DPS kids. Board president Anne Rowe and board members Happy Haynes, Lisa Flores and Rachele Espiritu all joined in the fun as they Read More »
DPS Dedicates Campus in Honor of Longtime Denver Educator On Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, Denver Public Schools leaders, city officials, board members Happy Haynes and Rachele Espiritu, and community members officially dedicated the school campus in Far Northeast Denver named in honor of the Honorable Regis F. Groff. Family members and loved ones of Groff were well represented at dedication ceremony, ribbon cutting and Read More »
Swansea Elementary Celebrates New School Renovations Swansea Elementary held a ribbon cutting on the first day of the school year, Aug. 22, to celebrate their school renovation thanks to the 2012 DPS Bond. Board member Lisa Flores joined the celebration, as the school was filled with parents and students who were excited and ready for a new year on their updated campus. Read More »