Educational Innovation

In November 2014, Boulder County taxpayers passed the largest bond in Colorado history. The $576 million package is providing much needed capital improvements to our district’s buildings, with a focus on Educational Innovation. The ultimate goal is to align building improvements with our district’s strategic plan–The Success Effect–so that our learning environments meet the needs of today’s students and students of the future.

 
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Innovation in Boulder Valley School District

With the construction complete, BVSD now has four new buildings and one significant remodel: Emerald, Creekside, and Douglass Elementary Schools have been replaced with brand new buildings constructed on the same sites; the first BVSD school in Erie, Meadowlark, is a PK-8 that was built in the Flatirons Meadows Neighborhood; and Centaurus High School is undergoing a major renovation. These buildings now serve as BVSD’s “Blueprint Schools,” showcasing 21st Century School Design.

The efforts go beyond total re-builds. Innovation Funds are designated for each school: $200,000 for each elementary schools; $400,000 for each middle school; $600,000 for each K-8 school; and $800,000 for each high school. These funds will become available to schools during their assigned bond Phase. The developed guidelines and process will seek to align the work of The Success Effect and the BVSD Innovation Guiding Principles to the allocation of each site’s Innovation Funds.

 

Innovation Guiding Principles