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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Serve Colorado Completes Investigation Regarding DPS AmeriCorps Program

Jun. 27, 2018

Serve Colorado has completed its review of the Denver Public Schools’ AmeriCorps program and has concluded that the program will be terminated immediately. Serve Colorado found that Denver Public Schools (DPS) did not operate the 2017-18 program in compliance with AmeriCorps grant requirements.

AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs. Members commit their time to address critical community needs like increasing academic achievement and mentoring youth, etc. Members who successfully complete their term of service are eligible for an education award.

The review indicated that Denver Public Schools enrolled paraprofessionals, math fellows, and teacher residents who engaged in efforts that supported math tutoring and student engagement and attendance in AmeriCorps. These were the permitted areas of service under the grant. However, Serve Colorado found that the school district’s enrolling of existing employees resulted in violations of the grant’s requirements regarding supplantation. The investigation also showed instances of duplication and displacement of existing services and existing employees. Serve Colorado has directed DPS to return all costs associated with the program to the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that administers the AmeriCorps program, totaling $200,000 that the district received to administer the grant. Read the full Serve Colorado report.

Serve Colorado determined that Denver Public Schools’ members were not eligible to receive the education award. Although DPS AmeriCorps members will not receive educational awards from AmeriCorps for the 2017-18 year, the members’ employment with DPS and the salary and benefits they receive as school district employees will not be affected. The district’s teacher residents will also continue to receive the living stipend from Denver Public Schools.

In order to ensure that the DPS employees and teacher residents who were enrolled in the AmeriCorps program receive the tuition and loan assistance that they were promised at the beginning of the year, the school district is committing to reimburse from its general fund budget the same amount that these individuals would have earned with AmeriCorps. There were 485 AmeriCorps members in the program in 2017-18 and the district anticipates that the potential cost of those awards will be from $1-1.8 million in total over the next seven years (depending on how many recipients pursue continued education opportunities and seek reimbursement).

In light of the findings, Denver Public Schools has taken steps to review and improve its procedures and processes related to grants administration and has engaged outside experts in financial systems to advise on improving grant management, audits and oversight. The district is implementing increased levels of grant oversight to ensure there is full compliance with all grants.