By Melanie Asmar, Chalkbeat Colorado
Denver’s superintendent is cutting dozens of positions from the central office in a reduction that will save Denver Public Schools $9 million, according to an email obtained by Chalkbeat.
Superintendent Alex Marrero described the cuts in an email sent to district staff Tuesday. They total at least 76 positions and include 15 executive-level jobs.
The cuts are part of a reorganization Marrero announced in February. With districtwide enrollment expected to decline by 6% in the next three years and the district considering closing some schools, Marrero has said the central office was targeted for proportional cuts.
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Marrero’s email doesn’t list the specific positions that were cut. But it says they include two of four deputy superintendents, one of eight chiefs, one of five associate chiefs, six of eight deputies or division chiefs of staff, and five of 30 executive directors. That’s a 27% reduction in those positions. Marrero said he “intently focused” on executive-level leadership during the reorganization process.
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