Denver to principals: Keep concerns private, support district publicly

Chalkbeat Colorado: Denver school principals are not allowed to advocate for proposed state laws during work time or using district resources if their opinion on the proposed laws differs from the district’s position, according to a letter sent to school leaders Wednesday.

“While we acknowledge and respect your rights as an individual citizen to advocate with government officials, we do expect you to support the direction and decisions of the district when you are acting within your work capacity,” said the letter signed by Denver Public Schools’ Chief of Talent Edwin Hudson.

Principals also were advised to keep internal their concerns about any district policies, procedures, strategies, or decisions by reporting them only to their work supervisors.

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