Leaders of 24 charter schools and charter networks are asking the Denver school board an incoming interim superintendent Dwight Jones for a seat at the table when the board launches a process for finding a permanent new superintendent. They also asked that new leadership of the portfolio office, which oversees charters, remain committed to the office’s mission.
The letter points out that Denver charter schools educate 21,000 students, more than 20 percent of the district’s total enrollment. “(Departing) Superintendent (Susana) Cordova has been a strong ally for our work and our schools over time, always with an eye towards equity and what is best for our most vulnerable students. We hope that DPS will continue to honor these commitments to all students moving forward,” the letter says.
You can read the full letter below.