Our #1 Goal: Great Schools in Every Neighborhood

Denver Board of Education members have unanimously approved asking voters in November 2016 to support ballot proposals that would provide $572 million in bond funding to build and improve schools and $56.6 million in operating dollars to support proven initiatives to help Denver students succeed. Click on the images below to learn more about the proposals.

For information required by C.R.S. 1-7-908, additional notice – election to create financial obligation, please refer here.

You Asked, We Answered:
Impact of 2016 Bond Proposal
by School

Click around the map at right to see the proposed school-by-school impact of the bond question on the Nov. 8 ballot.


Click here to see a similar view of the school-by-school impacts of the 2012 bond and mill investments

Regions: Near Northeast | Far Northeast | Southeast | Southwest | Northwest

School Funding 101

Learn the answers to some key questions about funding for Denver Public Schools with these animated videos. See Spanish-language versions here.

Bond & Mill Levy News

In the past three years, Denver students have shown the most academic growth among Colorado's 10 largest school districts. Below are just a few examples of ways the 2012 bond and mill levy is supporting our schools' successes. Also, learn more about the 2016 bond and mill proposals.

What Could a Bond and Mill Levy Fund? Teacher Diversity & Cool Schools

As you may know, a group of 75 community members from across Denver is helping DPS prioritize investments that could be included in a bond and mill levy request this fall, and would help us meet our goal of building great schools in every neighborhood. We want to share with you some additional details about the priorities the Community Planning and Advisory Committee (CPAC) is considering, before they make recommendations to the Board of Education in June.

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Note: DPS employees are free to contribute, volunteer or voice opinions on ballot issues/candidates during their personal time. However, use of district resources, work time, school facilities, equipment, technology or funds to support or oppose any ballot issue/candidate is prohibited. Have a question or concern? Email the DPS communications team.