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.

Aging Buildings Graph

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.

Career & Tech Infographic

Overcrowding

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

Overcrowding Infographic

Recent News

Summer of bond work finishes

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 1:00pm

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 ...

District School Connectivity Project underway

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 1:00pm

Project will build new district fiber network

A recently started fiber construction project is designed to meet the network and Internet connectivity needs of Adams 12 Five Star Schools for years to come.

Construction work for the district’s School Connectivity Project got underway in August. A new district-wide dark fiber network was identified as part of the 2016 Bond Program. Dark fiber refers to a network where the district ...