Good morning. The high in Denver today is 62 degrees, and skies should be partly sunny. Then it gets warmer. From Thursday through Saturday, temperatures are expected to stick in the low 70s, according to the National Weather Service.
That shouldn’t stop a storm in the mountains, though, which is expected to deliver high-altitude snow on Friday, according to OpenSnow.
Denver parents of students with disabilities are concerned that an impending reorganization of the school district’s special education department will have a negative impact on their children.
Specifically, parents are worried about cuts to the number of special education teachers and paraprofessionals, teacher’s aides that one advocate called “the backbone of special education,” the people who often help students follow directions or focus on their schoolwork.
District officials insist the reorganization does not cut paraprofessional or teacher support. Any reductions families are experiencing, they said, are the result of school-level budget constraints as the number of students with disabilities at those schools ebbs and flows.