Pros & Cons
- The measure will not raise the current bond tax rate because the district has paid down and refinanced existing debt since the passage of the last bond in 2004.
- Schools are turning away students due to overcrowding. The district is projected to add 1,300 students over the next five years. That’s on top of the 4,200 additional students who have enrolled since the last bond in 2004.
- The average age of the district’s buildings is 30 years. Just like aging homes, critical systems need replaced over time like furnaces, roofs and sewers.
- The district doesn’t have the space to train students in high-demand careers such as skilled trades, technology services, healthcare and advanced manufacturing. Over the last five years, 25 percent of all students (1,213) who applied for career and technical classes and certification opportunities were turned away due to a lack of space.
- This measure doesn’t lower the tax rate.
- The state has defunded education in the Five Star District to the tune of nearly $40 million. The state should pay its fair share instead of local communities.
- This measure is much like a home mortgage and allows the district to issue debt that will need to be paid off for multiple years.
- The district can cut employees and reduce or eliminate educational programming in order to pay for critical building needs.
District leaders, community representatives and industry partners will celebrate the start of construction in July on FutureForward at Washington Square, the district’s new career and technical education campus.
A groundbreaking ceremony is planned for 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 23 . Click here to RSVP to attend
The start of construction on the new campus ...
Work has began on more than 30 construction and improvement projects planned for Summer 2019 as part of the ongoing 2016 Bond Program.
Projects include the start of construction on a second district Career and Technical Education Center campus; the completion of a two-year renovation of STEM Lab in Northglenn; larger second phases of work at Horizon and Northglenn high schools and ...