2016 Bond Program News Articles

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

STEM Lab reconstruction project receives top honor

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 2:15pm

$27.5M bond project transformed school campus

The recently completed renovation and reconstruction of STEM Lab, one of the larger projects in the Five Star Schools 2016 Bond Program, has been recognized and honored by a major construction industry trade publication.

STEM Lab was named the top K-12 construction project in the Regional Best Projects 2020 Awards program sponsored by Engineering News Record . The ...