4B: PROPOSED PROJECTS
Investments by School
PROPOSED INVESTMENTS IN OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY
The bond measure and mill levy override will go before voters for approval on the November 8 general election ballot. For more information on voter registration, polling places, or ballot drop boxes, visit Vote 411.
Note: Prices are estimates and may be subject to change. Renderings are preliminary and may change.
Total Community Investment: $271 million
If approved by voters, this bond measure would mean a net property tax increase for residential property owners* within the Weld RE-4 School District, estimated monthly at:
Per $100,000 of actual residential property value - $5.01
Per $450,000 of actual residential property value - $22.53
Per $600,000 of actual residential property value - $30.04
This bond and its tax impact would last 25 years.
*Commercial property tax rates are approximately four times the residential rate, depending on property classification.
NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
Our elementary schools range from 102% to 130% core building capacity .
Two new elementary schools are planned for the RainDance and 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 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. Severance Middle School is now serving at 126% core building capacity (755 students served for a 600-student building).
This project envisions the construction of an additional middle school at a 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 Board also looks to extend the useful life of the existing Windsor Middle building through repairs, as well as construct an addition to Severance Middle.
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’ lives, reducing energy costs, and upgrading security and safety items. These are items identified by our Maintenance & Operations team as high priority.