2016 Bond Measure Facts

In November, voters approved St. Vrain Valley's $260.3 million bond issue by a wide margin, signifying wide community investment in public education. The 2016 bond will enable St. Vrain to continue its focus on rigorous academics while allowing for anticipated enrollment growth and the further construction of safe and innovative classroom environments that foster learning and student development.

Bond Plans by Community

To learn more about the improvements proposed in each community, visit a link below. In addition to the projects listed in the community links below, the bond plans include provisions for one new elementary school that will be placed in one of these communities, based on the highest need.

Planned improvements at current St. Vrain schools

In addition to facility, instructional and safety improvements at every school in the district, the bond will also include larger additions to Blue Mountain Elementary School, Eagle Crest Elementary School, Erie High School, Frederick High School, Silver Creek High School and Mead High School; construction of a new PK-8 school in Erie, an elementary school in Frederick and a third elementary school that will be placed in the community with the highest need; and a new Innovation Center in Longmont to serve the entire St. Vrain student population.

Maximizing Community Dollars and Resources

"We intend to break ground on several of our major construction projects over the next couple of months," said Brian Lamer, Assistant Superintendent of Operations. "Strategic and comprehensive pre-planning has allowed St. Vrain Valley Schools to begin construction a year ahead of most other bond projects that were approved in 2016. This will save community dollars by giving the district a head start on inflation and rising construction costs."   

The 2016 election saw approximately $2 billion dollars in bond projects approved across Colorado with a projected $500 million in construction bids hitting the market in January 2018. 

Start Dates for Significant 2017 Construction Projects

Note: Timeline shows renderings and dates for initial major construction bid dates - not completion dates. This will be updated with new project milestones as they arrive.

2016 Bond Advisory Team

Board of Education

  • Bob Smith, President
  • Joie Siegrist, Vice President
  • Paula Peairs, Treasurer
  • Debbie Lammers, Secretary
  • Amory Siscoe, Assistant Secretary
  • John Ahrens, Member
  • Richard Martyr, Ph.D., Member

Community Task Force

  • Janett Amsbaugh
  • Dan Benevides
  • Tony Carey
  • Mitch Carson
  • Dennis Coombs
  • Kathy DeMatteo
  • Jessica Erickson
  • Joyce Frailey
  • Kate Gaddis
  • Chico Garcia
  • Allen Ginsborg
  • Tina Harris
  • George Heath
  • LaVern Johnson
  • Jane Lim
  • Rita Liu (Co-chair)
  • Julie McCawley
  • Laura McDonald
  • Trip Merklein
  • Wendy Miller
  • Scott Neuhard
  • John O’Brien
  • Charles Olsen
  • Sara Olson
  • Douglas Peairs
  • Julia Pirnack
  • Karen Ragland (Co-chair)
  • Edwina Salazar
  • Karen Sekich
  • Sam Seyfi
  • Gary Shields
  • James Sites
  • Debbi Stapp
  • Mark Stauch
  • Susan Steidl
  • Leona Stoecker
  • Katie Torres
  • Thaxter Williams
  • Jane Wolford
  • Wein-Pin Yeh
  • Greg Zadel
  • Xiao Zhang

Finance and Audit Committee

  • Adam Bergquist
  • Ramona Farineau
  • Greg Fieth
  • Scott Gilbert
  • Erika Lind (Co-chair)
  • Shelly Murphy
  • Heather Parrish (Co-chair)
  • Paula Peairs
  • Joie Siegrist
  • Jane Frederick
  • Kristyn Unrein
  • Tony Whiteley

Preliminary Planning Committee

  • Don Haddad, Ed.D., Superintendent
  • Jackie Kapushion, Area Assistant Superintendent
  • Brian Lamer, Assistant Superintendent of Operations
  • Rita Liu, Community Member
  • Linda Lohmann, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
  • Todd Piccone, Director of Construction and Maintenance
  • Karen Ragland, Community Member
  • Terry Schueler, Financial Services Department
  • Ken Schuetz, Community Member
  • Scott Toillion, Director of Planning