The Need

Updated on Thu, 03/09/2017 - 9:47am
The Need

Throughout Adams 12 Five Star Schools, we strive to engage and inspire students at every level. From teachers to nurses and custodians to bus drivers, we work together to prepare students to thrive in our rapidly changing world.

But limited funding challenges our potential and overcrowded schools in need of repair hinder our mission to provide a high-quality education in every classroom, every day.

Aging Buildings

The average age of our buildings is 30 years.

What is deferred maintenance?

Building components that are past their service life such as furnaces, roofs, sewers, etc. Our facilities team uses a complex system to analyze every building in the district and determine their facility condition rating. We used this rating to create facility scorecards sent to parents in May 2016 to help explain the need in each school. 

Career & Technical Education

These opportunities prepare students for in-demand careers in fields such as skilled trades, technology services, healthcare, advanced manufacturing, etc.

Overcrowding

Past and future growth in student enrollment cannot be met with existing facilities.