Category: Bond & Mill Levy News

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 »
Announcing 2016 Bond Project Schedule

We are excited that Denver students will be the beneficiaries of a four year, $572 million General Obligation Bond. Since the passage of the bond, our construction team has worked to schedule the projects over the four-year term of the bond.

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Denver Voters Approve 2016 Bond, Mill

Denver voters on Tuesday approved bond and mill funding measures for students in Denver Public Schools, agreeing to invest $572 million in bond funding to build and improve schools and $56.6 million in operating dollars to support proven initiatives, such as early literacy.

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