We have an educator turnover in crisis. 31% of our educators have worked in the District for three years or less. Many of them are leaving because the district does not pay a fair, competitive wage. This is a crisis for students and families who depend on DPS to consistently provide a caring, qualified and experienced staff at every school.
DCTA is currently locked in very contentious negotiations with the district regarding the future of educator compensation in Denver. We believe that we must have a predictable, competitive compensation system to ensure that we retain and attract the best educators to our city.
Our current agreement expires on January 18, and we hope is that we will be able to come to an agreement with the district before then. If we are not, however, our members will take a strike vote. The future of our students is too important to settle for a system that will not help us solve this crisis. We want parents and community to be aware of what a potential strike could look like, so we have scheduled five community forums throughout the city for the community to come and learn about how they can support their educators throughout this process. Click below to RSVP to any session you wish to attend!
Abraham Lincoln High School – December 17 at 5 PM
Highlands United Methodist Church – December 19 at 5:30 PM
Manual High Schoool – December 11 at 5:30 PM
Montbello High School – December 19 at 6:30 PM
South High School – December 13 at 5 PM