Barrett facility update:
As the Barrett community makes the transition to Columbine, they are also working with the district to determine how the Barrett facility will be used going forward, and how to honor its important legacy. For more information please review the following letter.
On October 15, 2015 the DPS Board of Education voted for the consolidation of the Columbine and Barrett Elementary programs into one program that would be located at the Columbine campus will begin in the 2016-17 school year, under the continued leadership of Principal Jason Krause. Barrett students will have a guaranteed place in Columbine. Students that need transportation to Columbine can continue to use the “Success Express” shuttle.
Read the letter from Principals Amy Green and Jason Krouse
Due to the small sizes of Columbine and Barrett Elementaries, Denver Public Schools proposed to consolidate the school programs in order to provide more opportunities for those students. Colorado school budgets are based on how many students are enrolled; the more students enrolled at a school, the more funding that school receives in order to pay for athletics, extra-curricular activities, special programs and more.
Columbine Elementary hosted a meeting to discuss this proposal.
Thursday, October at 6 pm
2540 E 29th Avenue
For more information, contact
Amber Giauque Callender
(720) 423-3242 | Amber_Callender@dpsk12.org