Category: News

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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September 2016 Board Meeting Dates

Board Study Sessions, Board Meetings, and Public Comment are typically held at the Emily Griffith Campus, 1860 Lincoln Street, unless otherwise posted. SEPTEMBER 2016 9/1 Focus on Achievement Study Session – 4:30pm 9/12 Finance & Audit Meeting – 3:00pm 9/12 Work Session – 4:30pm 9/15 Regular Meeting – 4:30pm; Public Comment – 5:30pm For a complete

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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 »
Board Update: Support for Bond/Mill and Innovation Board Unanimously Approves Bond/Mill Ballot Proposal Tonight, the Denver Board of Education unanimously approved a bond and mill levy funding request be placed on the ballot in November. The measures, created by a 75-member community committee, call for $572 million in bond funding to build and improve schools and $56.6 million in operating dollars to support Read More »