While Colorados economy is booming, funding for education still has not recovered from the Great Recession. A Community Planning Advisory Committee, made up of 70 community members representing neighborhoods throughout Denver, has been exploring what is needed to help Denver schools keep moving forward.
In addition to considering bond funding that could help maintain and build schools, this community group is exploring mill levy funding to support more educational programming for students. A mill levy is a potential source of funding that is approved by Denver voters, and can help bridge the gap between our students growing needs and limited resources for education in Colorado.
This community group is about halfway through its work, and is expected to make a final set of recommendations for bond and mill levy priorities to the Board of Education in June. The committee is considering five potential investment areas for mill levy support, and needs your help prioritizing the investments that will best help DPS meet our Denver Plan goals.