DENVER (CBS4) – The new school board for Denver Public Schools is concerned about the dangers guns pose for young people. They started their Thursday night meeting with a moment of silence for students who have lost their lives.
Members are especially concerned about the state’s suicide rates.READ MORE: Denver Weather: Chilly And Wet For One More Day In Colorado
In a new DPS resolution, the board encourages the superintendent to redesign district literature to place an emphasis on proper gun storage. Directors wants the district to make recommendations to parents to take safely storing a gun more important due to violence and high rates of teen suicide.
The board will send home a message to the parents and caregivers of the district’s 93,000 students through its DPS Handbook for Families and Students.
The board also widened its policies related to inclusivity, requiring at least one gender restroom in all DPS facilities.READ MORE: Colorado Department Of Labor Writing Off $61 Million In Overpayments Made During Pandemic
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