Title IX Information

Denver Public Schools (“the District”) is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusiveness. We celebrate our diversity and will provide the necessary resources and supports to eliminate barriers to success and foster a more equitable future for all our community members, students, and employees.

The District recognizes that discrimination and harassment can interfere with academic performance, job performance, emotional and physical wellbeing, and access to District programs and activities. Thus, preventing and remedying discrimination and harassment are essential to the District’s mission. Below is a link to the policies and processes we use to support that effort.


Title IX concern? Please share it with us by contacting our Title IX Coordinator, Principal Benita Cervantes or our Assistant Title IX Coordinator, Dean of Culture Carlos Bates at carlos_bates@dpsk12.net

Need social emotional support? Please reach out!

You have a wonderful support team that is here for you:

Kara Naftz, our social worker can be reached at kara_naftz@dpsk12.net

The Denver Public Schools LGBTQ+ Toolkit is a one-stop resource for supporting LGBTQ+ students, families and team members in our district. This is a living document.

This toolkit outlines practices and policies to support LGBTQ+ students, staff and families in Denver Public Schools. These are rooted in State and Federal law as well as input from LGBTQ+ students, best practices, data and research from leading LGBTQ+ organizations such as The Trevor Project, The Gay and Lesbian Student Education Network (GLSEN), and the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).

Denver Public Schools LGBTQ+ Toolkit