Although many people think of a school as a building where children go to learn, in DPS, we also use our facilities in a variety of innovative ways. In some cases, a single school is independently housed in a DPS facility. In others, two or more schools may share a campus.
Sometimes a school may be temporarily placed in a DPS facility until a more permanent location is available. And there may be circumstances in which the Denver Board of Education approves a school based on its quality, but votes not to place it in a district facility, because another quality school better meets the needs of the community that the school would serve.
In all cases, DPS uses the Facility Allocation Policy to guide our decision-making process, and to support our goal of ensuring great schools in every neighborhood.