La recientemente elegida integrante del consejo escolar Marlene De La Rosa, quien por años ha luchado por la comunidad hispana, fue elegida vicepresidenta.
The election of Olson as president puts an experienced leader at the helm of a school board that had earned a reputation for dysfunction and infighting.
Colorado Department of Education officials said the state doesn’t have data yet showing whether the online learning platform is making a difference.
Board members said Academy 360 deserves a chance to boost student test scores, especially considering that the school provides mental health support to students and families that one board member called essential.
Only the three new board members set to be sworn in later this month will be eligible for the higher pay. Sitting board members can’t vote to raise their own pay.
“Are we sure this is going to make things better?” one board member asked.
Denver Public Schools is faulting Colleen O’Brien, head of the Northeast Denver Innovation Zone, for oversight at McAuliffe International School.
The election has reduced the teachers union’s control over the board, which has struggled to address school safety and get along.
El consejo escolar actual de Denver ha recibido críticas por peleas internas y por no abordar la seguridad de los estudiantes. Ahora los votantes han elegido a tres integrantes nuevos.
The election of John Youngquist, Kimberlee Sia, and Marlene De La Rosa is likely to shake up the interpersonal and political dynamics on the board.