February 3, 2023

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Denver Metro Schools Marked for Closure List Update

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On the evening of November 10, the two largest school districts in the metro area — Denver Public Schools and Jefferson County Public Schools — each announced plans to close facilities because of  declining enrollment. But DPS cut in half its list of ten schools marked for shutdown in a so-called “unification plan” unveiled earlier this month, leaving five on the chopping block, while Jeffco’s board of education confirmed that sixteen schools identified in August will indeed cease operation in 2023 or 2024.

The total of 21 schools in the metro area set to stop serving students is another indication of slowing growth in the Mile High City, a phenomenon that has resulted in a declining birth rate.

DPS initially announced the ten low-enrollment schools would be combined with other…

Michael Roberts

2022-11-11 08:55:00

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