Denver Public Schools Teacher Strike
On February 11 the Denver Public Schools teachers began their strike. Tentatively, all classes will resume as usual except for early childhood education programs. Your child's school should be contacting you with further details as the strike continues. Below are resources and information for parents.
- City recreation centers will be open starting at 8 a.m. for families who chose not to send their kids to school. After-school programs through the MY Denver program are fully staffed. Denver children 5-18 will have free access to all city recreation centers with their My Denver Card.
- The city’s Free Healthy Meals program will have extended hours of operation and increased capacity to serve Denver kids at the rec centers.
- Denver Public Library locations will also be open starting at 10 a.m. and will have prepackaged snacks on hand for kids as needed.
- DCTA will operate community food banks at several locations throughout the city to help families affected by the strike.
- In support of the strike, Highlands United Methodist Church located at 3131 Osceola St will provide childcare and lunch for 30 children from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- The teachers union will also provide two fully supplied early childhood education classrooms with DPS teachers volunteering their time.
I wish the best for Denver families and teachers, and that the strike will end quickly.