Investments by School
PROPOSED INVESTMENTS IN OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY
The Bond Steering Committee's recommendation will be presented to the Board at its June 20 meeting. We look to gather feedback on the proposed bond package to help inform the Board’s decision to pursue a ballot measure this fall. This feedback will be gathered through a statistically significant survey of registered voters in the district the week of June 6.
NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
Our elementary schools range from 102% to 130% core building capacity .
Two new elementary schools are planned for the 1) RainDance and/or 2) Peakview neighborhoods. The Design Advisory Committee worked with the architects to develop a districtwide prototype that will accommodate 600 students, with a target of 24-25 students per class.
*Similar to Peakview
NEW AND EXPANDED MIDDLE SCHOOL IN WINDSOR
Windsor Middle School is serving 809 students in a building intended for 700 students. In addition to capacity challenges, 36,172 sq. ft. of Windsor Middle School is inoperable.
This project envisions moving Windsor Middle School from its current location to a new site off of 15th Street, a direct result of community feedback. We're working to purchase a 40-acre site, located adjacent to a future town park, from the Town of Windsor. The committee recommends using the existing Windsor Middle building as a middle school until it can be repurposed for future district use.
*Initial project documents and square footage were developed around a 900-student model. We're working with the architect to expand the project to 1,200 students.
SEVERANCE MIDDLE ADDITION
Severance Middle School was designed and constructed with future growth in mind. The building is now serving at 126% core building capacity (755 students served for a 600-student building).
The school has reached the point where this planned addition is now necessary to achieve a student population of 900. Additionally, we look to expand educational opportunities for our students through an innovation commons, maker space, and design lab.
SEVERANCE HIGH ADDITION
The growth in the Severance and West Greeley area has greatly increased enrollment at Severance High School. SHS is expected to have more than 900 students for the 2022-23 school year, exceeding its capacity of 800 students.
The school was constructed with growth in mind, with the ability to add additional wings or "pods" over time. This addition would include expanding the school to accommodate an additional pod.
SEVERANCE HIGH CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION CENTER
As Severance High School has grown and reached its capacity limit, there is also a high demand for students to participate in Career & Technical Education (CTE) subjects — culinary, welding, and vocational agriculture. Busing from SHS to WHS for classes is not in the best interest of our students, reducing their time spent learning in the classroom in lieu of travel time between the two schools.
This project would provide a dedicated space for CTE directly across the street from the main school building.
WINDSOR CHARTER ACADEMY EXPANSION
Windsor Charter School currently has one gymnasium to serve both middle and high school levels.
The proposed Firebird Facility will include a gymnasium and locker rooms, as well as three classrooms.
EXISTING BUILDING REPAIRS & REPLACEMENTS
In addition to capacity challenges, many of our buildings require significant repairs that are beyond our annual budget.
The proposed projects touch schools across the district, extending the buildings’ life, reducing energy costs, and upgrading security and safety items. These are items identified by our Maintenance & Operations team as high priority.
Total Community Investment: $294 million
Property Tax Impact by Home Value: $100K - $10.05 per month | $450K - $45.23 per month | $600K - $60.30 per month