Over the past three years, the Denver Public Schools
become the fastest-growing large school district in Colorado in terms of enrollment and academic growth. As a proposed investment in keeping up with the enrollment demand and continuing the district’s academic progress, the Denver Board of Education has approved a 2012 Bond and Mill Levy Proposal to be voted upon by Denver taxpayers in the November election. It includes a $49 million operating increase and a $466 million general-obligation bond for facility needs. The superintendent of Denver Public Schools, Tom Boasberg
, will address this and other matters in his presentation.
About Tom Boasberg
Since being unanimously appointed as Superintendent in January 2009, Tom has led the district's efforts to accelerate its progress in student achievement and better serve the families of Denver. Before DPS, Tom worked for eight years at Level 3 Communications, where he was Group Vice President for Corporate Development, responsible for the company's mergers and acquisitions and strategic partnerships. Tom spent his first three years at Level 3 in Hong Kong as Senior Vice President for Asia Corporate Development and Head of the Asian Lines of Business, establishing and running operations in China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
DPS is comprised of 162 schools, including traditional, magnet, charter and pathways schools, with a current total enrollment of 81,438 students. Of those, 58.0% of the school district’s enrollment is Hispanic, 20.3% is Caucasian, and 14.5% is African American. Sixty-eight percent of the district’s students qualify for free and reduced lunch.
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