Bond & Mill Levy News Updates

2016 Bond and Mill Levy Override: Get Involved on the Planning Committee

We are excited to announce the formation of the 2016 Community Planning Advisory Committee (CPAC). The voters of Denver were very supportive of DPS in 2012 in passing both a Bond and a Mill Levy Override; these funds have allowed us to make critical investments in our schools and accelerate progress toward our Denver Plan 2020 goals. However, DPS continues to face significant budget challenges and as a result we are exploring the potential to seek additional funding in the form of a 2016 Bond and Mill Levy Override.

We are seeking a diverse committee of 60+ members to take on this important task. We are targeting a CPAC membership that has geographic, ethnic and occupational diversity (e.g., parents, students, school leaders, teachers, business and professional leaders, neighborhood and community organizations, government and non-profit sectors). Our CPAC co-chairs will make recommendations to the Superintendent and the Board of Education on committee membership based on these applications. Applications will be open through DECEMBER 9th and are available here: Note: Application does not work well with Chrome browser.

CPAC Responsibilities:

  • Provide advice to the Board of Education as to whether DPS should pursue a bond, mill levy override or both and, if so, how to prioritize investments to be covered in those ballot initiatives
  • Deeply analyze specific areas of potential investment brought forward by DPS staff within citizen-led sub-committees (e.g., Mill Levy Override programs, Bond facility maintenance, Bond facility capacity expansion, technology)
  • Commitment: 8-10 meetings (full group and sub-committee) over the course of February – May

If you have any questions on the process, please contact

Board Approves Denver Tennis Park Partnership

On Aug. 20, 2015, the Denver Public Schools (DPS) Board of Education voted unanimously to move forward on the construction of a proposed indoor/outdoor tennis facility at the All City Stadium located at 1500 Franklin St, Denver, CO 80218. The project is a partnership between DPS, Denver Tennis Park, Inc., (DTP) and the University of Denver. Click here for the full story.


DPS Board Approves Recommendation from Bond Oversight Committee for Allocation of Premium Reserve Funds

The Board of Education unanimously approved a $35.7 million allocation to support priority projects funded by the 2012 Bond program at the Board Meeting on Jan. 15, 2015.

The Bond Oversight Committee recommended projects totaling $35.7 million to address critical school renovations, provide more computers in classrooms and expand school capacity in the most overcrowded areas of the city.

These additional projects and funding will impact all DPS schools – in all regions across the city. Click here for the Board of Education presentation with a full breakdown of the allocations.