Denver board to vote on $5 million plan for school
November 15, 2010
DENVER (AP) – A comprehensive plan to spend $5 million in federal money to help turn around a failing high school is set to be voted on by Denver Public Schools board Thursday.
The plan to improve Montebello High School includes dismantling programs at the school and five of its feeder schools. Existing programs will be replaced with charters, retooled or phased out.
The teachers union and other opponents have urged the board to delay the vote, saying it was developed outside of a community process, makes scapegoats out of teachers, and it will be too disruptive.
Experts have also raised questions about the lack of principals for six of the nine proposed programs and a vacancy next month in the top district position responsible for school turnarounds.
Information from: The Denver Post, http://www.denverpost.com