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2020 Bond & Mill Levy

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On Nov. 3, 2020, Denver voters overwhelmingly approved bond and mill funding measures for students in Denver Public Schools, agreeing to invest $795 million in bond funding to build and improve schools and $32 million in operating dollars for increased student and staff support. 

 

The bond and mill proposals were created by the 75-member Community Planning and Advisory Committee, with input from school leaders, teachers, students and community members.

Bond

Proposed Bond Investments

  • Capacity – $65 million

  • Quality Learning Environments (funds for classrooms, fields, labs, gyms, etc) – $65 million

  • Maintenance – $208 million

  • Cooling, including air conditioning, for 24 schools*- $128.5 million

  • Technology & Safety – $65 million

  • Montbello Campus – $130 million

  • Certificate of Participation (COP) Payback – $80 million

  • General Fund Relief – $25.5 million

  • Capacity Utilization Fund – $6 million

  • Elimination of Kepner COP lease payments – $11 million

  • Additional School-Determined Funds for high-needs schools – $2.2 million

  • Food and Nutrition Services Greenhouse – $2.1 million

  • Master Planning – $2 million

  • Turf Replacement – Evie Dennis Campus, South High School, West High School, North High School – $3.27 million

  • Bruce Randolph Hydroponics/Greenhouse Program – $1.14 million

Mill Levy

Proposed Debt-Free Schools (Mill Levy) Investments

These investments will benefit all DPS schools:

  • Low Wage and Compensation Increases – $17 million

  • Mental Health Staff and Support – $3 million

  • Nursing Services  – $4 million

  • Special Education Services, including paraprofessionals and speech language pathologists – $2 million

  • Charter Share – $6 million

Air Conditioning

Schools to Receive Air Conditioning

DPS is integrating a requirement for each design team to consider alternative, sustainable cooling solutions including, but not limited to, mechanical and/or passive solutions to provide thermal comfort for the building.

Ashley Elementary (2022)

Carson Elementary (2023)

Columbine Elementary (2022)

Cowell Elementary (2023)

Denison Montessori (2023)

Ebert (Polaris Elementary) (2023)

Fairview Elementary (2021)

Fallis (Denver Green School) (2023)

Force Elementary (2021)

Grant Beacon Middle School (2021)

Hallett Academy (2022)

Knapp Elementary (2022)

Manual High School (2022)

Merrill Middle School/C3 Elementary (2021-22)

Rishel (KIPP Denver Collegiate/MSLA) (2022)

Sabin World School (2023)

Smedley (Denver Montessori/Denver Online) (2022)

Smith Elementary (2021)

Smiley (McAuliffe International) (2022)

Stedman Elementary (2023)

Steele Elementary (2023)

Thomas Jefferson High School (2023)

Valverde Elementary (2021)

West High School Campus (2022)

2020 Denver Ballot Measures 4A and 4B

2020 Denver Ballot Measures 4A and 4B
Thank You, Denver Voters!
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