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
Fiscal Year* 2016 facilities
Fiscal Year 2016 technology
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.