Schedule Extended In Search For New Superintendent
The Board of Education announced it will extend the timeline in the district’s search for a new superintendent, including the deadline to receive applications and the schedule of public meetings to gather input from the community.
The board announced that it plans to extend the national search process for a new district superintendent by a little more than a month
The board emphasized that the planned community engagement previously announced will still follow the same three-phase process:
• Phase 1 will happen through Oct. 15 and culminate with the preferred application due date.
• Phase 2 will occur between Oct. 15 and Nov. 26, during which time, candidate interviews will take place.
• Phase 3 follows with two milestone dates: on Nov. 26, the finalist(s) will be announced and on Dec. 10, the candidate will be announced.
The board will hire an external facilitator, Dimension Strategies, to support large community meetings. The firm is a locally-owned, minority- and women-owned business.
For more information and search updates, visit supersearch.dpsk12.org.
RTD Board of Directors Approves Fare Policy Changes for 2019
A recent decision will implement low-income program, higher discount for youth next year.
The Regional Transportation District’s Board of Directors approved changes to fares and pass programs that will take effect starting early next year, including the introduction of a low-income program, an increased discount for riders between six and 19 years old, and changes to fares.
The recommended package of fare policy changes – first approved by the board’s financial administration and audit committee – is forecasted to reach fare revenue target levels over the next three years. It delivers all the elements of a proposal that reflects feedback from thousands of people about three proposed options and RTD’s fare review process, scheduled to take place every three years. This comprehensive review of the agency’s fares and passes began at the request of RTD’s 15-member board, which authorized the examination in 2015 in response to public requests during the prior fare review.
Changes would be implemented starting in January, with a low-income program estimated to begin in July. A Title VI equity analysis of all changes has been completed, and no concerns were found per the board-adopted Disparate Impact and Disproportionate Burden Policy.
With its approval, the board has authorized the following changes to fares and passes:
• Introduce a low-income fare program, providing a 40 percent discount to households at or below 185 percent of the federal poverty level.
• Increase the discount offered to riders between six and 19 years old to 70 percent. (Children five and younger will still ride free with a fare-paying adult.)
• Introduce a 3-hour pass, replacing a 3-hour one-way transfer.
• Continue offering EcoPass, Neighborhood EcoPass and CollegePass, which will be priced based upon trips taken.
• Retain 10-Ride ticket books and MyRide smart cards with discounts.
• Retain day and monthly passes and FlexPass.
• Discontinue ValuPass (those interested instead could purchase 12 monthly passes).
• Increase Local fare to $3, Regional fare to $5.25 and fare to Denver International Airport $10.50.
The board’s decision was informed by public comments gathered through a variety of means.