Denver Public Schools is already looking to overhaul how it closes schools — and these schools could meet that fate

District leadership is considering steps that include drawing a brighter line for determining which schools would be initially considered for closure.

Students at Lumberg Elementary School in Jefferson County work on their assigned iPads during a class project. (Nicholas Garcias/Chalkbeat)
(Nicholas Garcias/Chalkbeat)

By Eric GorskiChalkbeat 

Denver Public Schools is considering major changes to its year-old school closure policy — changes that could result in more of the city’s lowest performing schools being shuttered.

District leadership is considering steps that include drawing a brighter line for determining which schools would be initially considered for closure, and eliminating use of a subjective “school quality review” as the final step in recommending a school’s fate.