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Watch: Ashley Elementary Receives Cafeteria Upgrades Thanks to Denver Voters

Ashley Elementary School’s new cafeteria is bright, has an eye-catching design, is comfortable and most importantly; it helps create a warm and welcoming environment for students. This improvement was part of a School Determined Fund (SDF) project made possible by Denver voters. SDFs account for a special series of school improvement initiatives that are set forth and self-determined by the schools that are being served. When the $795 million bond passed in 2020, the SDF program received $32 million to be spent directly toward these improvements, spanning 133 schools across the district. “What I would like to say to the voters is thank you, because as a DPS alum and as a student who attended Title 1 schools, these types of bond measures really do impact student outcomes,” said Principal Janet Estrada.


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