McElwain Elementary School

1020 Dawson Drive, Denver, CO, 80229 - 720-972-5500 - Website
McElwain Building 2016
Project rating - 1 $1.1-$1.3M
Project rating - 1

Bond Passed - You did it! Thanks to your support, on Nov 8 the $350 million bond passed and will benefit every student, every school and every community.

Latest Updates

The 2016 Bond Program provides every school with funding for needed building improvements. See below for McElwain's specific construction timeline of projects. 

*To ensure the bond program provides significant investments in every student, every school and every community, the Five Star District used six primary considerations to determine the timeline of districtwide and school-by-school investments over the course of the multi-year bond program.

Construction Start Year(s) 

2018: Repair walkways as listed below in school grounds

2019: Upgrade playground as listed below in equipment & furnishings

2020: All proposed work listed below in building structure, building systems/safety & security, and renovations & remodels

*Timeline for Instructional Upgrades is dependent on the specific upgrades selected by our school community. More information to follow.

Building Structure

  • Repair building structure and systems in the crawlspace
  • Replace exterior wall tile

Equipment & Furnishings

  • Upgrade playground for ADA accessibility and replace aging equipment

Building Systems / Safety & Security

  • Upgrade heating and cooling systems for efficiency and more consistent temperature control for comfort
  • Install electronic card access to promote a safe and secure building
  • Update central electronic timing/clock system to ensure effective safety, security, bell schedule, irrigation, and heating & cooling schedules
  • Install digital security camera system

School Grounds

  • Repair/restore failing sidewalks and stairs

Renovations & Remodels

  • Repair or replace specials (music, art, gym) program components such as wall panels, ceiling tiles, flooring and program specific equipment

Instructional Upgrades

  • Each school is provided with funding for instructional upgrades that will be determined through a collaborative process with the school and community. Categories can include furniture, technology, space modifications, safety & security upgrades and specials/electives.