2016 Bond Planning - Saving Taxpayer Dollars
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.
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.
Timeline 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.