Amendment 73

This week our DPS School Board of Education members discussed the recommendations from our community advisory group about the Great Schools, Thriving Communities ballot initiative — also known as Amendment 73 — that is up for a statewide vote in November. You can learn more about the pros and cons of this initiative in the state’s Ballot Information Booklet.

A community committee, made up of a diverse group of educators, parents and community leaders, came together over the past several weeks to discuss what DPS’ funding priorities should be if Amendment 73 passes. They presented their recommendations to the board last night, focusing on how additional funding could be used to help DPS better serve our students and teachers — such as increasing teacher pay, supporting higher needs students and expanding Early Childhood Education opportunities.