Bond Newsletter May 2019
A year-long effort has resulted in a new brand for district Career and Technical Education programs.
New brand part of goal to link CTE programs by name, color and core values
Work has began on more than 30 construction and improvement projects planned for Summer 2019 as part of the ongoing 2016 Bond Program.
Projects include the start of construction on a second district Career and Technical Education Center campus; the completion of a two-year renovation of STEM Lab in Northglenn; larger second phases of work at Horizon and Northglenn high schools and renovation and repair projects at schools and facilities across the district.
Two years ago, STEM Lab students used hand-made robots to churn ceremonial dirt for the start of the renovation and expansion of their Northglenn school.
Students and staff headed out for the summer this month with slightly less fanfare but with the expectation of a new, completed school to call home when they return in August.
The 2016 Bond Program is moving forward on time and within budget.
That was the message from members of the district's community-led Long Range Planning and Advisory Committee as they shared their annual report with the Board of Education May 22.
LRPAC, which is made up of 25 parents and community members, serves in a dual role. They advise the district on future facility planning needs. They also provide a public accountability function in regards to the 2016 Bond Program, ensuring that that money is spent in accordance with its stated purposes and that the district is upholding bond promises made to the Five Star community.
Summer 2020 will be another busy season of bond work in the Five Star District with 20 projects planned at schools and facilities across the district.
While the presence of the Coronavirus has brought unfortunate impacts - including the abrupt end of in-person student learning for the 2019-2020 school year, it has allowed for some projects to get a slightly earlier start.
Despite the changes and challenges of the past few months and with an eye toward health and safety, construction has been able to steadily move forward.
Work has included the installation of the building roof, exterior framing work and continued interior work. The work has been able to move forward at a steady space even as construction workers on site follow new health precautions ...