Category: Bond & Mill Levy News

Hands-on Education at Hamilton How a new STEM lab is transforming learning for students 3D printing. Video production. Circuits and robotics programming. These are just a few of the available options in the STEM lab that opened at Hamilton Middle School in January 2020. The lab is one of 17 DPS classrooms that have recently been transformed into engaging Read More »
Who is CPAC and What Do They Do? Committee kicks off the new year with a close look at a potential 2020 bond measure and mill levy override   In January 2020, a group of 75 parents, students, teachers, and community members will gather for the first time as the newly-formed 2020 Community Planning and Advisory Committee (CPAC). This diverse group of DPS Read More »
Small Changes, New Technology Make a Big Difference for School Safety Thanks to Denver voters, DPS buildings are safer than they’ve ever been. A 2016 bond measure provided funding for the district to add extra layers of safety in every single school, a priority voiced by students, families and staff.  More than 8,500 doors in DPS have recently received new locks. A simple lock may seem Read More »
Mill Levy Supported Programs: Impact and Updates Some of the most innovative DPS programs in recent years were supported or made possible by the $56.6 million mill levy override approved by Denver voters in November 2016. CareerConnect, for example, provides DPS students with early exposure to thousands of career options, and the Paraprofessional-to-Teacher training program helps current DPS paras attain their teaching Read More »
Perspectives on the 2016 Bond Premium Process By Russell Welch and Kim Desmond, 2016 Bond Oversight Committee Co-chairs In the fall of 2016, voters cast their ballots in support of students across Denver. Passing the 2016 bond and mill levy measures was a sign of commitment to all of our students in DPS. All of us on the 2016 Bond Oversight Committee Read More »
MyTech: Moving DPS Towards 1:1 Technology Access It was not your typical classroom scene in Shannan Pullara’s ninth grade science room at Bruce Randolph School last Thursday. The students were hard at work solving a problem projected onto the board — but instead of raising their hands or turning in answers written on paper, their responses appeared on the screen as they Read More »
George Washington HS Reveals 2016 Bond-Funded Improvements At George Washington High School, there’s been a glaring change – a bright one at that – from spring to fall of 2018: “Well the windows make me really, really happy,” said Maryrose Cohan, who teaches speech and debate at GW. “I think it makes all of us feel like we’re being supported.” Those windows Read More »
The Team Behind the 2016 DPS Bond and Mill Levy A significant number of school improvement projects are already underway or finished – bettering learning environments for our students and teachers. From new classrooms and sports turfs and to expanded technology access, the voter-approved 2016 DPS Bond and Mill Levy is already making a remarkable impact – an ‘Education Renovation’ of sorts – on our Read More »
Denver Public Schools Sells 2018 General Obligation Bonds On Thursday, Jan. 18, DPS sold the last $105,325,000 of general obligation bonds remaining from the $572,000,000 approved by Denver voters in 2016. The interest rate for the district is 2.81% and the bonds are scheduled to be repaid over 20 years. As a result of this borrowing, $129,611,223 will be added to the 2016 Read More »