Denver Public Schools Say They Need Voters To Approve More Funds

District leaders in Denver Public Schools say they intend to bring ballot initiatives for both a bond and a property tax increase to Denver voters in 2016 so they can support thousands of new students.

Denver Public Schools is the fastest growing urban district in the country. It expects to add nearly 5,000 students by 2020. Currently there are about 90,000.

Plans for the initiatives aren’t final and must be vetted through a public process that will likely start early next year. Then the school board must approve the request. But the package is likely to include requests for money for more buildings and renovation -- and -- money to support increased operating costs, including 300 new teachers.