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

Look for the 2016 Bond Program headed to your mailbox

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 2:45pm

Publication updates community on investment in district schools, facilities

Want to know everything that's taken place since the community supported the Adams 12 Five Star Schools bond question in November 2016? Interested in what's still ahead at your school or your community?

Look for the 2016 Bond Program Community update headed to your mailbox in early March. The publication includes updates on:

Bond construction projects currently under way Projects ...

First phase of STEM Lab renovation rushes toward finish line

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 9:00am

Community meeting planned to update parents, community on progress

The two-year renovation and reconstruction of STEM Lab is by all definitions a marathon, not a sprint but, as phase one of the project nears completion, construction is reaching a frenetic pace.

Over the past month, masonry work on the exterior of the building's 25,000-square-foot east expansion has surpassed the halfway complete mark. Inside the building - both new and existing - ...