WHAT WAS PROPOSED

Projects & Timeline

SUMMARY OF INVESTMENTS

When the pandemic set in, we made the decision to postpone a 2020 bond initiative. With the switch to remote learning and uncertainty about the impact of the pandemic, this was the right decision for our community. However, in the past year our community has continued to grow. Projections are that elementary and middle school enrollment will continue to push our schools even further beyond capacity this coming fall. Taking action in 2021 was critical.

Our promise to you throughout this process was to be transparent about our request and good stewards of taxpayer dollars. We did not ask for more than what we needed to ensure we can continue to offer the same high-quality educational experience that Weld RE-4 is known for, that our community expects, and that our students deserve.

Increase School Capacity: Relocating Windsor Middle School to a 40-acre site in northwest Windsor (approx. 3 miles from the current location) and expanding Severance Middle School to serve 900 students each. Expanding Windsor Charter Academy.

New Schools to Serve PK-5 Students: Two new 600-student elementary schools located in the Peakview and Raindance neighborhoods.

Investments in Existing Assets: Renovations and site and systems improvements districtwide, as well as investments in increasing career and technical education (CTE) programming at Severance High School.

INCREASE SCHOOL CAPACITY

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New Windsor Middle School

  • 900-student capacity

  • 135,000 square feet

  • 40-acre site

Expansion of Severance Middle School

All projects planned when building was built in 2009
  • 900-student capacity

  • 43,000 square foot addition

Expansion of Windsor Charter Academy

  • Provide additional learning spaces to expand educational programming

  • Additional Physical Education Facilities (indoor/outdoor)

  • Phased approach to be the anchor for future bond projects

NEW SCHOOLS TO SERVE
PK-5 STUDENTS

Two New Elementary Schools

  • Neighborhood Locations: Peakview & Raindance

  • Same footprint, similar building materials

  • 73,500 square feet

  • 600-student capacity

  • Open concurrently for 2023-24 school year

Locations

The Peakview location would have decreased overcrowding at three schools: Grandview, Range View, and Mountain View/Tozer. It would have allowed us to serve Severance families currently in Grandview’s boundary, at Range View.

Due to the size of the Raindance development, we expected to open the school with significant enrollment. This location would have also accommodated enrollment from new housing developments on the western part of our district boundaries.

Locating elementary schools at Peakview and Raindance would have balanced enrollment at each of our K-5 campuses to an average of about 520 students each.

Weld RE-4's new elementary schools would be located in Peakview and Raindance.

INVESTMENTS IN ALL
EXISTING ASSETS

Renovations and Site and Systems Improvements

  • Site improvements (asphalt, accessibility, etc.)

  • Building renovations (refresh classrooms, libraries, and kitchens)

  • Building envelope (windows, tuckpointing)

  • Roofing

  • Mechanical/plumbing systems (water heaters, ventilation)

  • Electrical systems

  • Fire protection/alarm

  • Safety and security (card access, cameras, speakers)

CTE: SHS Learning Facility

  • Hands-on learning environments

  • Agriculture

  • Greenhouse

  • Welding

  • Culinary