Bond and Mill Levy Update Fall 2019 - Flipbook - Page 3
DESIGNING FOR HIGH-IMPACT
Designing a new building or addition for a school community now and in the future is no easy task. It takes
collaboration, iterative design and creativity — all elements that are at the heart of our six Design Advisory Groups
(DAGs). Our DAG groups are comprised of school leaders, teachers, students, parents and community members
who work with architects throughout the entire design process for their new building, addition or renovation.
DAG members work with architects to create guiding design principles for their school, share how their space
functions and the role it plays in their community. We will keep you up-to-date as designs are finalized
and groundbreakings are set.
• Alameda International Jr/Sr H.S.
• Arvada H.S.
• Green Mountain H.S.
• Kendrick Lakes E.S.
• Columbine H.S.
• Wilmot E.S.
EXPANDING OUR MIDDLE SCHOOL CAPACITY
Three of our middle schools are growing to meet the needs of their communities —
with large multi-classroom additions nearing completion. At Creighton, Ken Caryl
and Summit Ridge Middle Schools these expansions will help their programs
better serve incoming 6th grade classes and their instructional needs.
Our middle school additions — funded by district reserves —
will open their doors to students for the 2019–2020 school year.
PRIORITIZING SAFETY AND SECURITY
In January 2018, we completed the state mandated lock
upgrade to all fire doors in our district buildings. We are
going above this requirement by replacing all of our locks
where students are present — this includes common
spaces, entrance areas and counseling rooms. In a
further step towards increased building security, we
are placing additional safety cameras at 32 of our
facilities this summer — bringing these schools
up to our district standard.
Additional schools will follow with these
safety updates or are included within
a larger school improvement project.