DPS Board of Education Announces Independent Investigation

April 6, 2021

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Statement from Denver Board of Education

In response to allegations made public against Denver Public Schools Board Director Tay Anderson, and in fairness to all parties involved, the Denver Public Schools Board of Education is authorizing a thorough and independent fact-finding investigation. The Board has secured an agreement with Investigations Law Group

In our role as a Board, our first commitment is to serving the students, employees and community of Denver Public Schools. We want to create space for all members of our community to be heard, while we also ensure a fair process for everyone involved. Director Anderson has been informed about this investigation and supports a fair and thorough process. 

The Board looks forward to an independent view of the facts while we continue to serve the DPS community and focus on the important work of identifying a new superintendent and supporting our schools and students as we continue to reinvent education in the midst of a pandemic. Until the investigation is complete, the board will not make any additional statement.

Should you wish to contribute to the fact-finding process, please contact Investigations Law Group at All communication will remain confidential. 

Carrie A. Olson, PhD, Board President

Jennifer Bacon, Board Vice President

Angela Cobián, Treasurer

Scott Baldermann, Director

Rev. Brad Laurvick, Director

Barbara O’Brien, PhD, Director