Currently, there are 16 Denver Public Schools and two new schools set to open in the Montbello, Parkfield, and Green Valley Ranch area of the city, collectively referred to as Far Northeast Denver (FNE).
Together with local residents, A+ Denver will partner with Denver Public Schools to convene a Far Northeast Community Committee. A+ Denver is a nonprofit community leadership organization working to engage neighbors in advocating for policy changes leading to dramatic improvement in student achievement in Denver’s public schools.
This committee will be charged with defining the community’s values and expectations for performance of its schools. This will include examining a variety of challenges facing FNE Denver and making recommendations to: 1) improve academic performance; 2) establish clear ECE-12 feeder patterns; 3) relieve school overcrowding; 4) rethink program offerings at existing schools including high school configuration; 5) consider options for new schools; and, 6) review strategies to meet the needs of English Language Learners. These recommendations will inform the decisions made by the Board of Education on schools in Far Northeast Denver in November 2010.
We value the numerous community groups that have put in countless hours of hard work to address these challenges in FNE Denver. The Far Northeast Community Committee will work to connect the results of current community efforts with a comprehensive community dialogue to align the community’s desire for change to be represented in the district’s broader plan and priorities for FNE Denver.
COMMITTEE COMPOSITION: This Far Northeast Community Committee member will work alongside other community representatives in a process that fosters transparency and collaboration. As the primary facilitators, A+ Denver and Denver Public Schools seek to include parents from every FNE Denver school, in addition to teachers, school leaders and community members. All submissions of the attached form will be reviewed to ensure that the committee, approximately forty individuals, is a fair reflection of the diversity of FNE Denver. Members of the community who are not assigned to the committee will have multiple opportunities to provide their input into the process.