DPS to pass next year’s budget, facing major shortfall due to COVID-19 pandemic

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DENVER (KDVR) — The Denver Public Schools’ Board of Education will take a final vote on the budget for the 2020-2021 school year as the district faces a $65 million budget shortfall because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

DPS recently asked its teachers’ union to renegotiate its latest contract because of the “unprecedented budgetary shortfall” from COVID-19.

The DPS Board of Education will take a final vote on the budget during a special board meeting beginning at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

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