A Call for Community Partnership in Appointing Denver’s next Superintendent

Tonight marks the beginning of a new era in Denver. After the resignation of Tom Boasberg, the longest tenured superintendent in district history, the district has been left leaderless for the first time in a decade. Tonight the 7 member board of education has a unique opportunity to serve the district by ensuring that the process to select the next individual responsible for the learning of ALL kids in Denver is done in partnership with the students and families of Denver Public Schools. It is critical that the DPS Board of Education to commit to an open and public Superintendent search process As DPS considers which firm to hire in order to conduct the nationwide search, Transform Education Now strongly encourages the School Board to reject any proposal that does not include a robust community engagement plan that leverages the rich diversity of culture, race, language and perspective of our great city in order to authentically reflect the true composition of our city.