For many years, students at the Montbello Campus have had to endure temperatures were chronically too hot or too cold in classrooms. That concern will soon be a thing of the past thanks to Denver voters. Through the Denver Public Schools (DPS) voter-approved 2016 Bond, the campus is getting an $8 million heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) makeover.
“There is a reason the Montbello Campus was chosen as the first construction project to come out of the 2016 bond,” said Superintendent Tom Boasberg. “The campus is the heart of the Montbello community. It is so important that we get to work on building efficient and high-quality heating, cooling and ventilation systems to improve the learning environment for our students.”
Before becoming the Montbello Campus, the facility housed Montbello High School for 34 years. The DPS Board of Education voted to phase out the high school due to poor academic progress, with the last class graduating being in 2014. Today, more than 1,800 students attend five different schools on campus:
Board member Rachele Espiritu and Superintendent Boasberg joined members of the Montbello Campus as they celebrated the first contract awarded from the voter-approved 2016 DPS Bond. Watch the video on Facebook here.
The $8 million allocation will allow the Montbello Campus to be a more energy-efficient, sustainable and comfortable building for decades to come.
“We are so grateful for the voters of Denver who approved 2016 bond,” said Miguel Garcia, a senior at DCIS at Montbello High School. “We can’t wait to see and feel the changes that will enhance our days at school!”
For more information about the 2016 DPS Bond and Mill Levy, visit bond.dpsk12.org.