DENVER (CBS4) – The Denver Public Schools is showing off its latest purchase — the future home of two charter schools.
The school district bought Denver Lutheran High School with bond money. The new campus in southwest Denver will house a new West Denver Prep High School.READ MORE: Ryan Yarwood Arrested After Eluding Police In Stolen Vehicle
West Denver Prep Middle School will also move there from Harvey Park. The new campus will open during the 2012-2013 school year.READ MORE: Concessionaires Looking To Fill Thousands Of Open Positions At Denver International Airport
“We’re especially excited to find a permanent home so close to our original campus where we were for the last several years and to be able to continue that with a smooth transition for our families and students,” said Josh Smith, West Denver Prep Principal.
DPS says since voters approved the bond program in 2008, its building projects have contributed $1 billion to the local economy.MORE NEWS: What Is Sweetwater Lake, A 'Hidden Gem' That's Soon-To-Be Colorado's 43rd State Park?
The district also says the bond program is $90 million under budget.