Fourth-grader Jamel Myles was bullied in school and had recently come out as gay.
As LGBTQ students increasingly identify as transgender or non-binary, Colorado teachers were looking for a refresh on creating supportive classrooms.
Balancing budgets and preparing students for future jobs are among problems facing Colorado educators..
District RE-3J has a bus driver shortage, driven in part because schools had trouble competing with high-paying, private-sector companies for drivers with a CDL license.
There are school safety teams and door locks, but also suicide prevention and deescalation techniques.
Both instructors had been on administrative leave, for the second time, following accusations of discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
Tom Boasberg and Nancy McCallin have led their institutions for years. The two consider Colorado's biggest education problems.
Boasberg is not leaving immediately, he will stay on for three months. In that time, the Denver Board of Education will conduct their search for his successor.
While student test scores overall are average, the achievement gap between poor and affluent students is the third largest nationwide.
Whether an investigation is conducted by school staff, a district investigator or an outside law firm is a case-by-case determination — there is no set policy.