By Amy Bounds, Times-Call
St. Vrain Valley School District’s original plan was to replace the aging Mead Elementary School building in pieces over time, starting by replacing a classroom addition with a wood floor in need of repair.
But with other capital construction projects included the district’s $260 million bond issue package going smoothly, there was enough money available from unused contingency funds and bond sale premiums to bump up the school’s $8 million renovation budget to the $24 million needed to rebuild the entire school.
A groundbreaking for the new building is set for next week, with construction continuing through the school year. Students will stay in the current building while the new one is built on another part of the school site. The new building is expected to open in fall 2020.
“Our goal is to provide equitable schools across the district,” said Brian Lamer, assistant superintendent of operations.