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Forest City steps up: $5.5 million for a new school

Thursday, September 24, 2009 Leave a Comment

Forest City announced today its commitment to gift $5.5 million towards the development of a new Stapleton school. This is contingent on approval from the City of Denver. Councilman Hancock is working directly with the Mayor’s office to confirm approval. However, this is clearly a wonderful first step in our long-term roadmap to address capacity concerns and allow every student in Stapleton to attend a traditional neighborhood school (ECE-12). Forest City is also conducting a census to identify as precisely as possible the number of children who will be attending DPS schools in the coming years. We would like to thank everyone for their diligent work and continued support to make this a reality including Forest City, Denver Public Schools, Senator Bennet, Senator Johnston, Councilman Hancock, City of Denver, DURA, Stapleton Foundation, current school administrators, Sun Education Committee and most importantly, all SCEC members and Stapleton residents.

Here's the official announcement.

- Developer Forest City wants to donate money to build Stapleton school
The developer wants to chip in millions and also donate the land
, via The Denver Post