In support of safe practices, all BVSD schools participate in safety drills each semester. Drills are an excellent opportunity to practice not only the prepared protocols, but to consider actions for different, unplanned situations.
Where students learn matters. In order for students to learn, they need environments that are safe, functional, and comfortable. Additionally, it takes consistent maintenance to ensure taxpayer-funded facilities are ready for students and staff and everything they accomplish on a daily basis.
The Boulder Valley School District was one of the first school districts in Colorado to distribute lifesaving doses of Naloxone (also known as Narcan) to all of its schools and to BVSD security staff. As opioid overdoses continue to rise, especially among teens, more and more schools in Colorado and across the nation are following BVSD’s example.
The Boulder Valley School District and its partners in law enforcement take threats to schools and tips of suspicious activity extremely seriously. All tips and threats are thoroughly investigated along with law enforcement, as required to protect our community and students.
4.6 million American children live in homes with guns that are both loaded and unlocked. As a result, firearms are the leading cause of death for American children and teens. Through a few simple steps, we can keep our kids safe.
This fall, BVSD voters will cast ballots on a $350 million bond-funded school building investment program that will create flexible, industry-inspired learning environments at secondary schools to give students the skills and experience they need to confidently transition into today’s dynamic worlds of work or college.
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness month, and one way BVSD is helping to support our student’s emotional health is through Sources of Strength. This month, BVSD held its annual training for students to help them recognize their own strengths, and build coping strategies and support networks via BVSD’s ‘Sources of Strength’ program trainings.
Monarch High students, staff and families have been living in challenging times. The school serves the most impacted families in the district (200+) affected by the devastating Marshall Fire in December, which came within feet of the school and burned hundreds of homes just across the street. Like many in our BVSD community, the effects from the stress of living through the pandemic and the impacts of the fires have spotlighted the need to focus on student wellness.
The Boulder Valley School District has developed a new Strategic Plan. This ambitious, exciting and comprehensive effort will guide BVSD for the next five years and aims at bringing everyone together to meet the needs of all students.
All students benefit from challenging and relevant educational opportunities
Reduce disparities in achievement
Every student graduates empowered with the skills necessary for post-graduate success