The Teacher Compensation Trust Board

The Teacher Compensation Trust is responsible for receiving, managing and distributing funds raised by the ProComp mill levy. One of the most important functions of the Trust is to ensure that ProComp is financially stable over time. The Trust also is responsible for monitoring how Denver Public Schools (DPS) spends the monies derived from the Trust and ensuring that they are spent only for ProComp related expenses and in a manner consistent with the ProComp Agreement.

A full description of the responsibilities and requirements of the Trust can be found in the Teacher Compensation Trust Agreement [pdf] that was ratified by the Board of Education and the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA) Executive Board.

The Trust has eight members appointed according to the rules of the ProComp Agreement. Three Trustees are representatives of the District; three are representatives of DCTA; and two are representatives of the community. The community representatives are appointed by the agreement of the other six Trustees.

District Appointed Trustees*

  • Kimberlee SiaDPS Board of Education Treasurer

  • Chuck Carpenter – Chief Financial Officer

  • Katie Hechavarria – Executive Director, Finance

*Serve as long as they hold the designated positions within DPS

DCTA Appointed Trustees*

  • Kris Bethscheider

  • Jeff Buck – Trust Board Vice Chair

  • Brian Weaver

*Serve three-year terms

Community Trustees*

  • Tom Buescher (Current Term ends June 2024)  – Trust Board Chair

  • Tim Troha (Current Term ends June 2026)

Seeking community members!

If you are interested or know someone that might be interested in being a ProComp Trust Board Community Member, please fill out this Google Form!*

*Serve three-year terms

Key Functions of the Trust

  • Receive payments to the Trust

  • Make payments from the Trust for all approved uses of mill levy funds. Those include the following:

    • Teacher salaries and bonuses

    • Reasonable and necessary expenses of administering the Trust such as legal and other professional fees, Trustee expenses, the rental or leasing of equipment, and supplies as needed by the Trust

Meetings of the Trust

The Trust Board meets at least four times per year and as needed to carry out its work. All meeting dates, agendas, and minutes will be posted on this web site.

FY23/24 Meetings:

  • October 3rd, 2023

  • November 9th, 2023

  • February 20th, 2024

  • April 16th, 2024

Past Meetings

ProComp Trust Board Documents