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In 2018, only 48% of DPS General Fund expenditures ($1 billion dollars) were allocated to Instruction. Compare that to neighboring School Districts that range from 55%-67%. From the DPS 2018 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.


 
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Shift taxpayer money from Administration to Classrooms

Only 48% of the state income and local property tax received by DPS is allocated to classrooms. Neighboring districts fund classrooms at rates as high as nearly 70%.

 
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Strong Neighborhood Schools

Every neighborhood school should be a viable first choice for families wishing to stay close to home.

 
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Reduce Excessive Standarized Testing

The amount of standardized-testing continues to grow, which takes away from learning and creativity. We must reduce these stressful expectations and get back to the basics.

 
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Put Students First (Seriously)

Every decision in the District must put students first to set them up for College and Career.

 
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Invest in Proactive Solutions for School Safety, Social & Emotional Health and Wrap-Around Services

Substantially increase funding initiatives that support vulnerable students. Every school must have a full-time psychologist and/or social worker and a full-time nurse. Expand the use of Wrap-Around services.