Columbia Heights Public Schools

Capital Projects Levy

  • On November 4, 2014, the Columbia Heights Public Schools community passed a new 10-year Capital Projects Levy allowing this District to work on much-needed capital projects (click on ballot right). The voter-approved Capital Project Levy provides $10 million over a decade, starting with Fiscal Year 2016 (July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016). During this timeframe, this District will invest approximately $1 million annually into facilities (60 percent) and technology (40 percent).

    Each year District administrators will report out to the School Board and community the status of the facilities and technology projects funded by the 2014 Capital Projects Levy. The charts below show the projects, by fiscal year, and their status.

    Read the March 24, 2017 "2014 Advances Facilities for CHPS" Press Release

    Read the Feb. 15, 2017 "2014 Levy Advances Technology for CHPS" Press Release. 

    Fiscal Year* 2016 facilities
    completed projects
      Fiscal Year 2016 technology
    completed projects
    Parking/Drive improvements - Highland Elementary School, District Center, High School   Purchased, inventoried and initial levy funded distribution of student devices and tools - 5th and 8th grades
    Brick tuck-pointing study - Columbia Academy   Network infrastructure upgrading - Columbia Academy and North Park Elementary School
    Replacement of main entry windows - Columbia Heights High School   Classroom audio/video technology improvements and
    Staff Development - Districtwide
    Fiscal Year* 2017 planned facilities projects    Fiscal Year* 2017 planned technology projects
    Parking/Drive improvements - Valley View Elementary School   Personalized Learning Initiative expansion (4th through 9th grades)
    Brick tuck-pointing, Columbia Academy   Purchasing additional student devices
        Network Infrastructure upgrades - Columbia Heights High School and Highland Elementary School
        Classroom technology upgrades - Districtwide
        Staff Development - Districtwide

    * Fiscal Year: July 1 through June 30.

    This District also contributed existing funds toward capital facility projects. The following charts shows capital projects, by Fiscal Year, not funded by the 2014 Capital Projects Levy.

    Fiscal Year 2016 Projects   Facility
    Secure front entry   North Park Elementary
    Broken steam pipe repair   Highland Elementary
    New windows   Columbia Heights High School
    Remodel old kindergarten rooms   Valley View Elementary
    Update signage   District Center, Highland Elementary, Columbia Heights High School
    Update audio visual system   Columbia Heights High School Performing Arts Center
    Fiscal Year 2016 Projects    Facility
    Performance studio build-out   Columbia Heights High School
    Update signage   Valley View Elementary
     Parking lot seal   District Center, Columbia Heights High School
     Replace upper windows and doors   Highland Elemetnary
    Carpet classroom   Columbia Heights High School
    Kitchen flooring   Columbia Heights High School

    For questions about capital facilities projects, call Director of Finance and Operations Bill Holmgren at 763-528-4411. For questions about capital technology projects, call Director of Technology and Security Services Bryan Hennekens at 763-528-4479.