Bennet Statement on DPS Superintendent Boasberg’s Announcement

Washington, D.C. – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today issued the following statement regarding Denver Public Schools (DPS) Superintendent Tom Boasberg’s announcement that he is stepping down.

“Tom Boasberg announced today that he is stepping down this fall after a decade of service to Denver’s kids and families,” Bennet said. “As a DPS parent, I thank him for his commitment, his compassion, and his extraordinary tenure. As Tom always says himself, we have a long way to go, but his transformational leadership has resulted in extraordinary progress over the past 10 years. Our student achievement has substantially increased; the number of teachers and other school personnel serving our children has grown tremendously; and the school choices available to children and their families have never been greater.”

Bennet is a DPS parent and served as superintendent of DPS from 2005 to 2009.