Category: News

DPS Board of Education Selects New Director for District 5 At their regular meeting on June 9, 2022, the Denver Public Schools Board of Education announced the selection of Charmaine Lindsay to fill the District 5 vacancy when Rev. Brad Laurvick resigned due to an appointment to serve as Lead Pastor to the First United Methodist Church in Ft. Collins. “We are so thankful to Read More »
Director Rev. Bradley Laurvick Resignation Letter Board Colleagues, As a United Methodist pastor, I am a part of a system in which our Bishop appoints pastors across our region. For the last 10 years, I have served the people of Denver with Highlands United Methodist Church. Today, it was announced that my Bishop intends to appoint me to First United Methodist Read More »
DPS and Denver Board of Education Statement on Events in Ukraine Today, we are troubled by the news that Russia has invaded Ukraine, endangering the lives of countless civilians. We reaffirm our commitment to ensuring DPS is a Safe and Welcoming School District for all of our children and to fully supporting all of our students and families who have loved ones around the globe. We will ensure Read More »
Board of Education to Host Community Feedback Gatherings on Proposed “Executive Limitations” Covering Teacher Rights and Length of School Day The Board of Education will be hosting two Community Feedback Gatherings on March 1 and March 3 on a proposal made by the board that would “provide the rights and protections of the DCTA collective bargaining agreement (as a floor) to all licensed teachers, regardless of whether they work at an innovation or non-innovation school.” Read More »
In Loving Memory of Dr. Sharon Bailey Sharon Bailey poses for a portrait during a breakout session. (Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite) The Denver Public Schools Board of Education extends our deepest condolences to the family of Dr. Sharon Bailey. The news of her passing has left us shocked and deeply saddened. Dr. Bailey dedicated her life to ensuring African-American students, educators, and families Read More »
DPS Board of Education Statement on Recent Shootings The leadership of the Denver Public Schools extends our thought and support to the Aurora community in the wake of the recent shootings at school campuses. We stand ready to come together with other public leadership to step up efforts to support our young people and take action to stop the violence. Mental Health Resources Read More »
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 »