May 23, 2024

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Denver School Superintendent Gets Raise, Sparking Outrage

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Amid an ongoing storm of criticism surrounding school safety and leadership within the Denver Public Schools Board of Education, DPS officials decided to give Superintendent Alex Marrero a raise on Thursday, May 18 — a move that the family of slain East High School student Luis Garcia calls “a slap in the face.”

Boardmembers voted 4-3 in favor of the pay bump during a public meeting.

On Friday, the family of Garcia — who was shot in his car and fatally wounded just outside the East High campus on February 13 — spoke out for the first time as a group at a planned press conference outside the school. They condemned DPS and Marrero for failing to take immediate action after Luis’ death, which ignited a conversation around SROs and school security.

“Was Luis’s life not enough?” asked…

Benjamin Neufeld

2023-05-19 17:25:00

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