DPS does not condone or tolerate discrimination or harassment based on protected class, and strives to create learning and working environments that are truly affirming and inclusive. Our prohibition on discrimination and harassment extends to admission and employment. Through enforcement of the policy and regulations linked below, the District seeks to prevent and correct any discriminatory behavior, breaking historical patterns of inequity, not by accident, but by design.
Board Policy AC is our nondiscrimination policy. It is the overarching policy that applies to students, employees, applicants for employment, and community members. Our notice of nondiscrimination can be found here.
Our Discrimination Prevention and Response (DPR) process is fully outlined in Superintendent Regulation AC-R1, which provides applicable definitions and the steps we take when we receive complaints alleging harassment or discrimination based on protected class, absent those that implicate Title IX and those related to reasonable accommodations and the provision of Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE).
Concerns and Complaints that implicate Title IX of the Education Amendments are detailed in Superintendent Regulation AC-R3, which includes definitions for sex-based discrimination and sexual harassment, and the process we follow when Title IX Concerns are reported, as well as when formal Complaints are filed.
If you are a student, parent, community member, or employee who needs to raise a concern of harassment or discrimination, please first contact the school or department where the conduct took place so we can address your concern at the site level immediately. Otherwise, parents and community members may contact the Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) at 720-423-3054. DPR concerns may be shared through this form. Title IX Concerns may be reported through this form and after speaking with a Title IX Coordinator, formal complaints may be filed through this form. Title IX Concerns and Complaints may also be raised with the Title IX Coordinator, Kristin Bailey, at the contact information provided here.