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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 »
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 »
ILG Report Release Schedule The Investigative Law Group (ILG) has completed its investigation of the public allegations made against Denver Public Schools Board Member Tay Anderson and today delivered its report on the investigation to the Board’s counsel. The allegations made against Director Anderson were serious and warranted a thorough, independent review to ensure the safety of the DPS Read More »
2021 Board of Education Candidates Four seats are up for election in the November 2, 2021 Biennial Election, Director Districts 2, 3 and 4, and an At Large seat. Find the list of candidates below. At Large Marla Benavides 4095 S. Vincennes Court Denver, CO 80237 Statement of Intent » Candidate & Committee Detail » Scott Esserman 1900 Niagara Read More »
2021 Board of Education Election Four seats are up for election in the November 2, 2021 Biennial Election, Director Districts 2, 3 and 4, and an At Large seat. Candidates must be a registered elector of the school district for at least 12 consecutive months before the election and be a resident of the director district represented if applicable.  Anyone Read More »
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 »