Columbia Heights Public Schools

2014 Capital Projects Levy

  • Valley View The Columbia Heights Public Schools community passed a new 10-year Capital Projects Levy Nov. 4, 2014 allowing this District to work on much-needed capital projects. 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. In addition to reporting out to the School Board, the District will include 2014 Capital Project Levy information in applicable district publications and provide updates with the support of the news media. Please use this page and links to learn more about how Columbia Heights Public Schools is investing in facilities and technology, all of which will help create worlds of opportunity for every learner.


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    View the September 29, 2014 PowerPoint presentation.

    View the February 10, 2015 PowerPoint presentation

    View the April 26, 2016 School Board PowerPoint presentation.

    View the April 25, 2017 School Board PowerPoint presentation.


    News Media

    Valley View Read the July 3, 2014 Sun Focus "Columbia Heights School Board approves two levy ballot questions" article.

    Read the Nov. 26, 2014 Sun Focus Letter to the Editor "Thank you to residents who voted for the District 13 levy questions."

    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

    Read the March 1, 2017 Sun Focus "Levy Advances Technology for CHPS" article

    Read the April 17, 2017 Sun Focus facilities article.


    Student using tablet District Publications

    Read the 2014 World's Best Workforce Annual Report

    Read the 2016 World's Best Workforce Annual Report

    Read the Winter 2017 Hylander Pulse community newsletter


    Leading up to the 2014 Capital Project Levy, Columbia Heights Public Schools provided factual information to the community as to how the District would wisely invest taxpayer's monies each fiscal year. The following charts, updated annually, reflect what the District reported it would do in terms of facilities (60%) and technology (40%). The charts below show the projects, by fiscal year, and their status.

    Fiscal Year* 2016 facilities
    planned/completed
    projects
      Fiscal Year 2016
    technology planned/
    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 2017 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 2017 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.

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