Summer of bond work finishes

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 1:00pm
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Students return to updated, enhanced schools

Some improvements they could see, some they could not, but students at a dozen district schools returned to schools this month that were updated, safer, and, in some cases, bigger thanks to community support of the 2016 Bond Program.

The largest summer of work since a $350 million bond question was approved by voters in November 2016, which included new construction and renovations at a dozen school sites, wrapped up shortly before the new school year began Aug. 15. 

"I'm proud of our project teams for the tremendous amount of work they did this summer to not only deliver these projects but also have our buildings prepared to welcome back students for a new year," Chief Operations Officer Pat Hamilton said. "I'm also grateful to our building leaders and Learning Services team for their collaborative spirit in making these improvements happen.The end result is critical building system improvements as well as bright new spaces, especially at some of our district's oldest schools."

The following is a list of work that happened at district schools this summer:

New Construction

Arapahoe Ridge - New 12 classroom, 18,000-square foot expansion. Improvements to existing building including new flooring, paint and crawlspace improvements.

Cotton Creek - New eight classroom, 14,500-square-foot expansion. Improvements to existing building including new corridor flooring, reconfiguration of existing building space and replacement of all classroom door-window units. Cotton Creek also received a new secured entry vestibule.

STEM Lab - The second phase of the two-year renovation and reconstruction began this summer. The second phase involves the demolition of the west administrative and classroom wing of the building and the construction of a new west wing. This work is expected to last through the 2018-19 school year and be completed for the start of the 2019-2020. Phase 1 of construction, which finished in May 2018, involved the renovation of the building's east wing with the addition of 25,000-square-feet of classroom space. 

Thunder Vista P-8 - Construction finished this summer on the new 142,000-square-foot P-8 school in the Anthem community of Broomfield. The school, which opened to students for the start of the 2018-19 school year, will serve the growing northwest portion of the district and relieve overcrowding at surrounding elementary and middle schools.

Renovation and Repair Projects

Cherry Drive - Existing classrooms were converted into preschool classrooms for a new program that launched this school year. A second, larger second phase of work is planned for Summer 2019.

Federal Heights Elementary - Work that took place this summer included security camera system replacement and upgrades, building clock system replacement, plumbing repairs and upgrades, interior renovations including interior paint, new gym equipment and art room upgrades, and new electronic card readers for staff building access. 

Horizon High School - The first phase of work this summer focused on building structure improvements including critical repairs and restoration of the school crawlspace, security camera system replacement and upgrades, replacement of chillers and associated upgrades to air handlers and pumps and replacement of bleachers in the main gymnasium. A second phase of renovation work is planned for Summer 2019. 

Mountain View Elementary - Work included a combination of nearly $2 million in critical building system and infrastructure improvements (such as replacement of deteriorating sewer system components, crawlspace repairs as well as safety and security upgrades) to priorities identified through the Design Advisory Group process (such as reconfigurations of building space, new interior paint and improvements to specials programs). Mountain View also received a new secured entry vestibule.

Northglenn High School - The first phase of construction this summer included renovation of the school cafeteria, new bleachers and paint in the gymnasium, improvement work in the Little Theater and breezeway, a new artificial turf practice field at Norse Park and concrete replacement. A second phase of work is planned for Summer 2019.

North Mor Elementary - Work included a combination of nearly $2 million in critical building system and infrastructure improvements (such as replacement of failing building water heater, improvements to building plumbing systems as well as safety and security upgrades) to priorities identified through the Design Advisory Group process (such as reconfigurations of building space, new interior paint and flooring and improvements to specials programs). North Mor also received a new secured entry vestibule.

North Star Elementary - Work included a combination of more than $2 million in critical building system and infrastructure improvements (such as replacement of all building skylights, new exterior doors and frames, improvements to building plumbing systems as well as safety and security upgrades) to priorities identified through the Design Advisory Group process (such as reconfigurations of building space, new interior paint and flooring and improvements to specials programs). North Star also received a new secured entry vestibule.

Riverdale Elementary - Work included camera system replacement and upgrades, crawlspace repair and restoration, building exterior improvements such as stucco repair and painting, playground upgrades (new materials and equipment), plumbing repairs and upgrades, renovations such as interior paint, landscaping, window shades, art room upgrades, a new stage curtain and new water fountains with bottle fillers and electronic card readers for staff building access. 

Stukey Elementary - Work included a combination of more than $2 million in critical building system and infrastructure improvements (such as replacement improvements to building plumbing systems, exterior classroom window replacement, new permanent classroom walls as well as safety and security upgrades) to priorities identified through the Design Advisory Group process (such as new tubular daylighting in classrooms, addition of windows in school cafeteria, new interior paint and improvements to specials programs).

Westview Elementary - Work included a combination of nearly $2 million in critical building system and infrastructure improvements (such as exterior drainage improvement and exterior classroom window replacement, as well as safety and security upgrades) to priorities identified through the Design Advisory Group process (such as new tubular daylighting in classrooms, addition of windows in school cafeteria, new interior paint and improvements to specials programs). Westview also received a new secured entry vestibule.

Woodglen Elementary - Work included a combination of more than $2 million in critical building system and infrastructure improvements (such as replacement improvements to building plumbing systems, exterior classroom window replacement, as well as safety and security upgrades) to priorities identified through the Design Advisory Group process (such as new classroom cabinetry and storage, reconfiguration of administrative space, new interior paint and improvements to specials programs). Woodglen also received a new secured entry vestibule.