Life Skills of Denver, after a successful appeal hearing before the State Board of Education in May was given a one-year contract by Denver Public Schools. In the appeal hearing, the school's leaders stated they hadn't had time to see the effect of reforms they'd put into place and that the audit done by DPS was flawed. Since the appeal hearing, DPS has had a different audit team review the school.
This one-year contract, in essence, means Life Skills is on probation. In other words, the student academic achievement will be closely monitored. This is good news for the students and staff of Life Skills who were faced with imminent closure prior to the State Board's decision.