2016 Bond Oversight Committee

Purpose: The Denver Public Schools Bond Oversight Committee is a group of community members appointed by the superintendent and school board to monitor and advise the school district in the effective, efficient and appropriate use of general obligation bond funds approved by Denver voters on Nov. 8, 2016.

Responsibilities: 

  • Oversee and review bond construction projects to ensure that they align with what was approved by voters and the school board.
  • Committee chairs will work with district staff to provide reports to school board members on the spending and progress of the bond.
  • To represent the work of the committee within the community.
  • Review and advise on DPS recommendations for the use of bond savings.
  • Review and advise on DPS recommendations for project changes.

Public Comment: Each committee meeting will reserve up to 10 minutes at the start for public comment. Speakers are limited to two minutes each and should email Robin Pulliam (robin_pulliam@dpsk12.org) 24 hours in advance to be added to the speaker list. If more than five speakers have requested time, later speakers will be scheduled for the following oversight meeting.

Upcoming Meetings:

7:00-9:00 am, Wed., January 20, 2021. Contact robin_pulliam@dpsk12.org for Zoom meeting link.

Prior Meetings and Materials

2020:

–    Jan. 15 – Committee Dashboard Discussion

–    February – No meeting; Dashboard Update

–    Mar. 18 – Committee Dashboard Discussion

–    May 13 – Committee Dashboard Discussion

–    June 17 – Committee Dashboard Discussion

–    July – No meeting; Dashboard Update

–    August 12 – Committee Dashboard Discussion

–    September 16 – Committee Dashboard Discussion

–    October 14 – 2016 Review and Lessons Learned

–    November 11- 2016 Review and Lessons Learned

–    December 9 – Committee Dashboard Discussion; 2016 BOC wrap-up

2019:

–     Jan. 9 – Bond Premium Debrief and Committee Dashboard Discussion

–     Mar. 13 – Cancelled due to inclement weather (March Dashboard)

–     April 10 – Committee Dashboard Review

–     May 8 – Committee Dashboard Review and New Committee Member Introductions

–     June 12 – Committee Dashboard Review and Temperature Study Update 

–     July 23 – Bond Project Bus Tour

–     Aug. 14 – Committee Dashboard Review

–     Sept. 11 – Committee Dashboard Review

–     Oct. 9 – Committee Dashboard Review

–     Nov. 13 – Committee Dashboard Review

–     Dec. 11 – Committee Dashboard Review

2018:

–      Jan. 24 – Communications Update; Roles and Responsibilities

–      Feb. 14 – Roles and Responsibilities Conversation

–      Mar. 14 – Committee Dashboard Discussion

–     April 11 – MyTech Update

–     May 9 –  Safety Update

–     Aug. 29 – Summer Project Review

–     Sept. 12 – Committee Dashboard Review

–     Oct. 10 – Committee Dashboard Review

–     Nov. 14 – Committee Dashboard Review

–     Nov 28 – Bond Premium Discussion

–     Dec. 12 – Bond Premium Public Comment and Dashboard Review

–     Dec. 19 –  Bond Premium Work Session and Recommendations

2017:

–       March 15 – Kickoff Meeting

–       April 26 – Financial Update, MWBE Overview, Heat Mitigation

–       June 14 – Quality Learning Environments

–       Aug. 8 – Bus Tour

–       Sept. 6 –  Technology UpdateHTEC OverviewCareerConnect Overview

–       Nov. 1 – Financial Update; Heat Mitigation Discussion

–       Dec. 13 – Strategic Regional Analysis; Communications Update

Committee Members:

Veronica Booz

Diana Romero Campbell

Tony Curcio

Kim Desmond (Co-Chair)

Al Habercorn

Colleen Kazemi

Tom Migaki

Ryan Nichols

Melissa Rosas

Halisi Vinson

Russell Welch (Co-Chair)

Bond Premium

At their meeting on February 21, 2019 the Denver Board of Education approved recommendations from the Bond Oversight Committee for how to allocate $45.8 million in 2016 bond premium funds for capital improvement projects across the district.

Premium funds come directly from the sale of bonds, which were approved by voters in November 2016. These sales created a $96 million reserve dedicated to DPS infrastructure improvement projects, freeing up more funding for students, teachers and school programs.

To learn more about the committee’s process please view the Bond Oversight Committee’s presentation. You can also view the committee’s prioritization rubric, equity index and the full list of funded projects.