2016 Bond Program News Articles

2016 Bond Program nears completion

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 9:45am

The 2016 Bond Program is rapidly reaching its completion after nearly five years and more than $350 million invested in district schools and facilities.

The capital funding program, approved by voters in November 2016, prioritized improvements in six areas: aging buildings, safety and security, classroom needs, overcrowding, educational opportunities and technology.

With the ...

Bond improvement work to continue in Summer 2021

Friday, November 6, 2020 - 10:45am

Projects planned at nearly 30 schools, facilities

Construction and school improvement work will continue across the Five Star District in Summer 2021 as part of the 2016 Bond Program with projects at nearly 30 schools and facilities.

Planned work includes:

Critical building systems improvements including plumbing repairs and mechanical systems such as building HVAC Safety and security improvements such as replacement and ...

Construction complete on new FutureForward CTE campus

Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 10:00am

New campus expands career-training opportunities for high school students

It wasn't perhaps the celebration envisioned when ground was broken on a new career and technical education campus more than a year ago but Five Star Schools staff gathered Aug. 24 to celebrate substantial completion of construction on FutureForward at Washington Square , the district's second CTE campus.

The ceremony featured remarks from district leaders and a timely, socially- ...

Two state grants will fund school roof replacement projects

Monday, June 14, 2021 - 10:00am

District continues to leverage bond funds with state grants

The Five Star District has continued its recent run of success in earning state grants to help cover the costs of school improvement projects.

The district learned in June 2021 it had been awarded a pair of matching grants in the latest funding cycle of the state’s Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) Grant. The state approved 65 grant requests in this cycle valued at ...

City donates engine for FutureForward fire science program

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 10:30am

New program part of district's career education expansion

The future of career training education in the Five Star District rolled into the parking lot of the new FutureForward at Washington Square campus Aug. 17 as City of Thornton Fire Chief Gordie Olson, joined by Mayor Jan Kulmann, delivered a fire engine to waiting staff.

The city donated the retired fire engine to support the district's brand new fire science program.

"At the ...

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