When school starts in Denver next month, school resource officers will be back
Superintendent Alex Marrero called the plan “an index of what we have to offer.”
The new policy reverses a 2020 board decision to remove SROs from Denver schools and puts to rest — at least for now — a debate that has raged in the community for nearly three months
The DPS position had been vacant for six months.
Experts are hopeful a new state law will lead more facility schools to open. Meanwhile, school districts are creating their own programs, and creative and skilled educators are finding ways to meet students’ needs in traditional classrooms.
The special schools have no central oversight and instead are the responsibility of multiple state agencies. A new law aims to increase accountability.
Colorado is racing to save the schools that serve children whose home districts can’t or won’t meet their intense needs
Last month’s shooting of two East High School deans by a student who was being searched for weapons has placed renewed scrutiny on discipline in Colorado’s largest school district
When classes resume Tuesday, two SROs will be at East High, the district’s largest school with 2,500 students
State hearing officer found 28 Denver elementary schools were not staffed with speech language pathologists sometime between January 2022 and now. Some schools went without for as long as a semester.