COALITION CALLS ON DPS BOARD TO CREATE COMMITTEE ON SOUTHWEST DENVER
A group of education organizations are continuing their call on the DPS School Board to take comprehensive action in southwest Denver. The call for a committee follows the release of a report “Ya Basta, Enough Already,” that examines the severe lack of high-quality schools and seats schools in southwest Denver. Representatives from the coalition will speak directly to the DPS School Board on Thursday, June 12 to demand action.
“We hope that the Board takes a look at the entire southwest region, not just a few schools, and comes up with a strategy to ensure these kids receive the education opportunities that they deserve,” said Van Schoales, CEO of A+ Denver.
“Ya Basta breaks down the needs and issues for the southwest community in a very clear-cut way that not only speaks to parents, but to business and civic leaders,” said Mike Ferrufino, past chair of the Denver Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and KBNO Spanish Radio Group. ” He emphasized, “the time is now for us all to stand up for southwest kids.”
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About the coalition: A+ Denver, Democrats for Education Reform Colorado, Latinos for Education Reform, Padres & Jovenes Unidos, Stand for Children Colorado and Together Colorado collaborated this past year to write the report and to start an important and urgent conversation in southwest Denver.
Contact: Van Schoales
Cell: (303) 725.1151