There are seven members on the Denver Board of Education. Five are elected by voters within five regions; two are elected at-large by voters across the entire city. Board members' terms are four years and are staggered so no more than four board members are elected in any one election. The Denver Board of Education is the policy-making body for the district. Its powers and duties are established in state law.
2013-2014 BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETINGS
APRIL 2014 - NOTE EARLIER START TIMES April 7, 2014 – Finance & Audit Committee Meeting - 4:30pm April 10, 2014 - Focus on Achievement Study Session: Denver Plan - 4:00pm April 21, 2014 - Work Session - 4:00pm April 24, 2014 - Regular Meeting - 4:30pm, Public Comment - 5:30pm
MAY 2014 May 1, 2014 - Focus on Achievement Study Session: Denver Plan - 4:30pm May 5, 2014 – Finance & Audit Committee Meeting - 4:30pm May 8, 2014 - Special Public Comment - 5:00pm May 12, 2014 - Work Session - 4:30pm May 15, 2014 - Regular Meeting - 5:00pm, Public Comment - 6:30 p.m. May 30, 2014 - Special Meeting - 12:00pm
JUNE 2014 June 2, 2014 - Special Meeting – 12:00 pm June 5, 2014 - Focus on Achievement Study Session: Denver Plan - 4:30pm June 5, 2014 - Special Public Comment - 6:00 pm June 9, 2014 – Finance & Audit Committee Meeting - 4:30pm June 9, 2014 - Work Session - 6:00 pm June 12, 2014 - Board Meeting - 5:00 pm, Public Comment - 6:30 pm
Focus on Achievement Study Sessions are typically held the first Thursday of each month for discussions related to the Denver Plan.
Board Work Sessions are typically held the third Monday each month and are the time when the Board is presented with Staff Recommendations for Board action.
Board Regular Meetings are typically held the third Thursday each month and are the time when official Board votes occur based upon Staff Recommendations.
Board Public Comment meetings are scheduled for the Board to listen to community opinions and thoughts about the Denver Public Schools.
Persons wishing to address the Board during a public comment session must contact the Board of Education office no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day before the meeting for placement on the speaker's list and shall give the following information:
1. Name, address, and telephone number 2. Item to be discussed 3. Group or organization represented, if any 4. Indicate whether he/she will be speaking pro or con
A three minute time limit shall be imposed on individual presentations. Individuals speaking on the same topic ordinarily will be grouped by topic and may select a spokesperson to present their views. A group of 4 or more persons grouped by the Board for the purpose of speaking on the same topic will be limited to ten minutes collectively.
Videos of past meetings are available on BoardDocs. Videos are included on the meeting agenda (click "view agenda" and scroll down to the bottom).
Please view the Library Events section to view additional events that Board of Education members may attend.
Individuals with disabilities may call the Board of Education in advance of Board of Education meetings to request reasonable accommodations which may be needed.
Please note that agenda items are subject to change.
HOW TO NAVIGATE BOARDDOCS:
Welcome: Home Page for BoardDocs with general information. Current Board of Education meetings and Board Members are listed on the left side bar.
Meetings: Meetings will be listed by date on the left side bar. To view the agenda for the meeting, click on the meeting and options for viewing or printing will appear.
Policies: Board of Education Policies can be accessed from the Policies tab.
Library: General (District Information, Helpful Materials); Events; Goals (2009 Denver Plan); Board Members (Bios, Contact Information)