Libraries reimagined{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Libraries reimaginedSchools make plans to invest Innovation funds to bring libraries into the 21st Century<p><span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">​​​​Several phase one schools are taking advantage of the opportunity provided by funding earmarked for educational innovation to convert their traditional libraries into "curiosity centers."​</span></p> more in the "Daily Camera" article <img alt="" src="/SliderImages/LibrarySlider.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />enclosed
Construction Underway{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Construction UnderwayHeavy equipment rolls at schools across BVSD<span style="font-size:13pt;">​Construction crews are in high gear at numerous schools across the district. BVSD will complete $55 million in construction work over the summer. <br><br></span> more<img alt="" src="/SliderImages/SummitConstr.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />enclosed
BVSD's newest school breaks ground!{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}BVSD's newest school breaks ground!Community comes out to celebrate new school<p><span style="font-size:13pt;">​​​​​Construction of the new school in Erie got off to a super start with neighborhood kids beginning the excavation at the groundbreaking celebration.</span></p> more <img alt="" src="/SliderImages/ErieGBSlider.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />enclosed
Boosting Energy Efficiency{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Boosting Energy EfficiencyBond projects support BVSD's energy goals<span class="ms-rteFontSize-3">BVSD's Sustainable Energy Plan sets ambitious energy goals for the district. New construction and renovation work in the Bond Program will improve energy efficiency and move us toward those goals. <br><br></span> a video about energy efficiency projects<img alt="" src="/SliderImages/CaseyRoofEnergyEffic.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />enclosed



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Building for Student Success Text Block/DispForm.aspx?ID=1 Text Block/DispForm.aspx?ID=1{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Building for Student SuccessThe $576.5 million bond program generously approved by voters in 2014 will provide much needed capital improvements to our district’s buildings, and includes significant funding directed at creating innovative learning environments. Building renovations will align with our strategic plan, "The Success Effect," and learning spaces will be designed to meet the needs of today’s students and the students of the future.,<img alt="" src="/_catalogs/masterpage/bvsdbond/images/bg_blueprint.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />



New construction and renovations projected to improve energy efficiency and save money Quick Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=11 Quick Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=11{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}New construction and renovations projected to improve energy efficiency and save moneyEnergy modeling for the new Creekside, Douglass and Emerald buildings predicts significant reductions in energy use compared to the current buildings and compared with code-compliant construction. BVSD's Sustainable Energy Plan sets a goal of Zero Net Energy or Zero Net Energy Capable for new construction. Zero net energy means that a building produces as much energy through renewable sources as it uses. ZNEC buildings are designed to be as energy efficient as possible and to allow for the future installation of renewable energy generators such as wind turbines or photovoltaic panels. The new Erie PK-8 is predicted to be as energy efficient as LEED Platinum certified Casey Middle School. Deep Energy Retrofits were conducted on several other projects and are yielding equally impressive results. In particular, overall energy use at Broomfield Heights is predicted to drop by nearly 30 percent even though air conditioning has been installed in the building.'s%2020160628.pdf<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Green%20energy.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
First innovation projects under construction this summer: $20M to make an impact across district Quick Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=12 Quick Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=12{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}First innovation projects under construction this summer: $20M to make an impact across district New innovative environments in BVSD will provide students with a flexible space to support many different kinds of learning. Students will be able to easily work collaboratively together in both smaller and larger groups as well as have the ability to quickly and easily adjust learning environments for more individual tasks when needed. Student ownership of learning can also be fostered through these agile environments that offer students a variety of choice in where and how they learn.<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/INNOVATE@BVSD.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />
Boulder Valley working on 25 construction projects this summer Quick Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=13 Quick Links/DispForm.aspx?ID=13{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Boulder Valley working on 25 construction projects this summerThe Boulder Valley School District plans to complete $55 million worth of work on 25 school renovation and repair projects this summer. Read about the summer construction projects and check out a photo gallery in the Boulder Daily Camera at the link below.<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/Summitweld.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />




What’s ‘green’ about the bond?{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}What’s ‘green’ about the bond?Funding in the bond program will advance BVSD's sustainability goals and create healthy, comfortable learning environments.,
Educational Innovation{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Educational InnovationThe bond program, coupled with the road map of the strategic plan and new resources for professional learning, offers a monumental opportunity to rethink the design of school buildings and our approach to education.,