The teacher strike in Denver has ended. All DPS schools are open and operating on normal schedules and ECE classes will resume Friday, Feb. 15.

La huelga de maestros en Denver ha finalizado. Todas las escuelas de DPS están abiertas y las clases de precolar reanudarán el viernes, 15 de febrero.

تم إنهاء إضراب المدرّسين بدنفر. جميع مدارس دنفر العامة (DPS) مفتوحة وتعمل وفقًا للجداول الزمنية المعتادة

Cuộc đình công của giáo viên ở Denver đã kết thúc. Tất cả các trường của DPS đều mở cửa hoạt động theo lịch thông thường.

Shaqo-joojinta macallinka ee Denver way dhammaatay. Dhammaan dugsiyada DPS way furnaan doonaa oo waxay ku shaqayn doonaa jadwalkii caadiga ahaa.

በዴንቨር ውስጥ የመምህራን የሥራ ማቆም አድማ አብቅቷል። ሁሉም የDPS ት/ቤቶች ክፍት ሆነው በመደበኛ የጊዜ-ሰሌዳዎቻቸው የሚሠሩ ይሆናሉ።

डेनभरको शिक्षक हडताल अन्त्य भएको छ। सबै डिपिएस स्कूलहरू खुला छन् र नियमित तालिकामा चल्नेछन्

Забастовка учителей в Денвере закончилась.Все школы DPS открыты и работают по обычному расписанию.

ဒင္းဗားတြင္ ဆရာ/မမ်ား သပိတ္ေမွာက္ျခင္း ၿပီးဆံုးသြားပါၿပီ။ ဒင္းဗားအစိုးရေက်ာင္းမ်ားအားလံုးကို ဖြင့္လွစ္ထားၿပီး ပံုမွန္အခ်ိန္ဇယားမ်ားအတိုင္း လည္ပတ္ေနပါသည္။

La grève des enseignants à Denver est terminée.Toutes les écoles DPS sont ouvertes et fonctionnent suivant les horaires normaux.

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Answering Your Questions about 2018 Ballot Issues

Sep. 19, 2018
 
Students hugging their teacher

This fall, voters in our city and state have the opportunity to vote on several important issues affecting our community. We encourage those who are eligible to register to vote in the City and County of Denver.

In the past several months, the Denver Board of Education has passed resolutions in support of Amendment 73, Caring 4 Denver and Prosperity Denver. We encourage you to learn more about the pros and cons of the initiatives in the State Ballot Information Booklet. You can also learn how DPS currently spends the resources we have to ensure Every Child Succeeds.

What is Amendment 73?

Amendment 73 — also known as the Great Schools, Thriving Communities school funding initiative – is on the ballot this fall because of the support of more than a hundred thousand community members, led by a nonprofit K-12 education advocacy group.

If passed, the amendment would increase income taxes on those earning more than $150,000 a year, which would generate about $1.6 billion in additional funding for school districts across the state, including around $150 million for DPS.

Why do we need more money for K-12 education?

In Colorado, families and community members care deeply about providing high-quality education for kids, but our state still ranks 39th in the nation for education funding, spending approximately $2,500 less per pupil than the national average. If passed, Amendment 73 would bring Colorado closer to this national average — providing school districts across the state with the resources they need to fund programs that serve our students and teachers.

How would DPS invest additional funds from Amendment 73?

A community committee, made up of a diverse group of educators, parents and community leaders, came together over several weeks to discuss what DPS’ funding priorities should be if Amendment 73 passes in November. Their recommendations focus on how additional funding could be used to help DPS better serve our students and teachers, such as:

  • increasing teacher pay;
  • supporting higher needs students; and
  • expanding Early Childhood Education opportunities.

What is the Caring 4 Denver initiative?

Caring 4 Denver is a city ballot initiative that asks voters to increase sales taxes in order to fund mental health services.

What programs and services would Caring 4 Denver support?

The Caring 4 Denver initiative will implement innovative programs that aim to decrease suicide rates and drug use amongst young adults and promote youth-centered whole family wellness. If passed, the sales tax increase will generate $45 million per year in dedicated funding that will expand access to behavioral health services for children and adults in Denver, including increasing the number of behavioral health professionals and peer support services in our schools.

What is the Prosperity Denver initiative?

Prosperity Denver is a city ballot initiative that asks voters to increase sales taxes in order to fund scholarships for higher education, respectively.

What programs and services would Prosperity Denver support?

Prosperity Denver, if passed, will build upon the efforts of the Denver Scholarship Foundation, and further advance equity of opportunity for DPS students and families seeking higher education by financially supporting their scholarships. Based on a sliding income scale, scholarships will be available for eligible Denver residents to Colorado-accredited public or nonprofit two- or four-year colleges, universities, community colleges or technical schools.