As you likely have heard, protests at state capitols are anticipated during President-Elect Joe Biden’s Inauguration today. This is an incredibly difficult time for our nation, and we know that many of our staff and family members are concerned about both their physical and emotional safety during these times of unrest.
In Denver, events are planned at the Capitol and authorities do not anticipate any events will occur in other areas of the city. DPS' Department of Safety is working with local agencies to monitor information, with regular updates from the Denver Police Department and the Office of Emergency Management. We do not anticipate these demonstrations will have any impact on schools.
However, as a precaution, the DPS Department of Safety will have additional resources on campuses today and the rest of this week. While we do not believe schools will be impacted, students may need additional support in discussing current events. As an additional preventative measure, additional Safety Officers have been deployed to schools near the Capitol. If you have any questions, please contact FACE@dpsk12.org.