Quick Facts: 2012 Bond Support for Our Schools
In 2012, Denver voters and Denver Public Schools pledged to build great schools in every neighborhood. Together, we’ve kept our promise to build, expand and sustain schools in every corner of the city.
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Repairing and maintaining older schools. With the average age of Denver schools at 43 years — and 85 buildings that are 65 years old or older — more than $230 million helped restore older school buildings in every region.
New classrooms and schools. As Denver’s population continues to grow, more than $200 million in new and expanded schools have helped ensure all students have the opportunity to enroll in a great school close to home.
Classroom technology and resources. More than $21 million in classroom technology and curriculum investments brought some 20,000 new laptops, Chromebooks, tablets and other devices and related support directly to schools. This was supported by bond AND mill levy funding!
On-time and on-budget. All of the projects included in the bond request were completed ahead of the 2016 deadline and at projected costs, even though construction costs increased dramatically during this time.
More money for more improvements. Through this careful management of these investments, an extra $35.7 million in improvements to schools were completed at no added cost to taxpayers.