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Community Engagement

Gathering Feedback, Listening to Diverse Voices

Throughout the search process, we have engaged with a wide range of stakeholders, including students, community members, advocacy groups and more. The full list of groups we have engaged with to date includes a wide range of voices and perspectives that are tremendously valuable as we move closer to identifying our next superintendent.

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Values That Guide Our Engagement Approach

DPS exists to serve and educate our students. We value the voices of those who we serve, and seek to build a system that provides the high-quality public education our students need and deserve. Below are the core values that will guide our community engagement throughout the superintendent search:

  • Transparency: Our community will understand our process
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Partnering with firms who can authentically engage with our community and support in finding superintendent candidates who can do the same
  • Community Informed: Community feedback will inform our process
  • Access and Influence: Our community will have access to our process to consult, be involved, and/or collaborate at each phase
  • Anti-Bias: The board will participate in anti-bias training and will prioritize hiring a candidate who can represent DPS students and community
  • Valued: Stakeholders feel valued and their needs are considered and may/can be met