DPS school board to vote on extending Superintendent Alex Marrero’s contract

The Denver Board of Education will vote Thursday evening on whether to extend Superintendent Alex Marrero’s contract with Denver Public Schools until at least 2025, two years longer than the original terms of the agreement.

Marrero, who previously served as interim superintendent of City School District of New Rochelle in New York, was chosen to lead Colorado’s largest school district in May and took over the position in July.

The school board is set to vote during their meeting on Thursday. If it passes, Marrero’s contract will change from a two-year term to a four-year term, according to the news release. The contract currently sets his term of employment through 2023, according to the resolution.

“The extension of this contract will be the continuation of that stability that we need to work through this pandemic and move forward with the implementation of a strategic plan that greatly benefits our diverse student population,” said Xóchitl “Sochi” Gaytán, newly-elected board president.

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