The Community Planning and Advisory Committee (CPAC) is a group of community members, parents, educators and other DPS stakeholders. The committee serves a critical role in creating upcoming bond and mill levy packages that will go to the Board of Education for approval in the summer of 2020. Members were chosen by a selection committee with the intention of creating a group of stakeholders that is demographically and regionally representative of the Denver community. Members participate in five full CPAC meetings and five subcommittee meetings from January to June of 2020, at which time the committee will present their funding recommendations in the areas of maintenance, technology/safety, capacity/quality learning environments and mill levy programs.
Of the 76 DPS community members who make up CPAC:
- More than 50% are parents of DPS students
- Approximately 60% are people of color, representing our district’s ethnic and racial diversity
- Members proportionally represent each of the five board districts, with six members serving at-large
Guidelines for Public Comment at a CPAC Subcommittee Meeting:
*Until further notice, in-person CPAC meetings are cancelled and will be held as online meetings instead. If you would like to provide public comment, please submit a written statement of 500 words or less or a video (limit three minutes per individual or six minutes per group) to CPAC@dpsk12.org
- To sign up for public comment or to submit letters/videos, please email CPAC@dpsk12.org.
- There will be 20 available minutes at the beginning of each subcommittee meeting for public comment
- Individuals will have two minutes to speak; groups will have six minutes
- Letters and videos will also be accepted for the subcommittee to review
- Sign-up for public comment will close 24 hours prior to the start of each meeting
- Any sign-ups beyond the 20 available minutes will be moved to the next subcommittee meeting
CPAC meeting calendar and locations can be found below.