3755 S Magnolia Way, Denver, CO 80237
Year Built: 1974
2012 Bond Investment (Approximate): $2,770,000
2012 Key Project Elements:
Classroom renovation to convert from open plan; replaced hard surface flooring; replace A/C in telecommunications room; code upgrades; ADA improvements; signage; fire sprinkler; furniture; stage curtains; student technology.
Proposed 2016 Bond School-Determined Budget (Approximate): $100,000
Proposed 2016 Bond Key Projects:
Exterior LED lighting upgrade; Interior LED lighting upgrade; Repipe kitchen waste line; Funding to make school determined; high-impact investments that may include areas such as classroom upgrades; furniture upgrades; or common space upgrades (front office; gymnasium; cafeteria); Additional funding for student devices; Network and infrastructure
Published April 15, 2016
What difference does student voice make in school design? Denver’s 2012 bond and mill levy gave one Southmoor Elementary student the chance to be heard in a too-noisy school.
After five years at Southmoor Elementary, fourth-grade student Dean Trujillo had a lot of ideas about making his school a better place to learn. But it wasn’t until he was part of the school’s design advisory committee, with Southmoor parent Sarah Onley and his fourth-grade teacher Kristen Neumann, that he felt his ideas would be heard.
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