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Board Statement Regarding DeVos, Special Education

DPS Board of Education members and Superintendent Tom Boasberg released the following statement after U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos began rolling back more than 70 guidance documents for students with special needs:

“Denver Public Schools takes seriously our responsibility to serve the unique potential and needs of every child. This absolutely includes our students who have special needs. We are carefully monitoring changes to documents issued under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) to ensure we have the clarity we need to fulfill our legal and moral obligations to all our students.”