Have a fun and safe summer!
State of Colorado Matching Grant - Building Excellent Schools Today
Mapleton Public Schools receives $32 million in grant funds
Mapleton Public Schools secured the $32 million matching grant from the State's Building Excellent Schools Today (B.E.S.T.) program after a successful bond election in November. This was the largest grant award recommended by the B.E.S.T. board.
The BEST legislation addresses health and safety issues by providing funds to rebuild, repair or replace the State's most dangerous and most needy K-12 facilities. The BEST plan calls for a statewide facility assessment, an expert-guided process for the selection of schools and projects for funding, and spending up to $1 billion in funds without raising taxes to tackle the safety of Colorado schools.
As a part of BEST program requirements, the new buildings at the Skyview Campus will be considered high performance buildings and LEED Gold Certified. A high performance building is energy efficient, has low short-term and long-term life-cycle costs, is healthy for its occupants, and has a relatively low impact on the environment. High performance buildings use key resources such as energy, water, materials and land much more efficiently than buildings simply built to code or through a standard design process.
Bond construction projects contact Whei Wong, 303.853.1049
June 25 - Board of Education meeting, 6 p.m., Administration Office, 591 E. 80th Ave., Denver
July 1-12- Welcome Center CLOSED. Please visit or call the Administration Building for assistance, 591 E. 80th Ave., Denver 80229, 303.853.1000.
July 4-5- All District offices will be CLOSED for the Independence Day Holiday
July 15- Welcome Center reopens
Aug. 19 - First day of school, grades 1-12. Check your school calendar for more information!