New Schools and Facilities Improvements

Timnath and Wellington Middle-High Schools are open! 

The Poudre School District, Timnath and Wellington communities celebrated the future while honoring the past during grand opening events of the new Timnath and Wellington Middle-High Schools. Timnath’s open house event was July 22 and Wellington’s celebration was Aug. 11, held just before the start of the new 2022-23 school year. 

Timnath Middle-High School, 4700 E. Prospect Road in Timnath, and Wellington Middle-High School, 2856 Cleveland Ave. in Wellington, welcomed students in grades 6-10 on Aug. 16, PSD’s first day of school. Both schools will grow to serve students through grade 12 and can accommodate up to 1,500 students.

People tour WMHS during a celebration.
Wellington MIddle-High School August 2022 celebration

 

Voter-approved 2016 bond and mill levy override

The $375 million bond pays for building three new schools, an athletics complex, transportation maintenance facility, and an addition to Zach Elementary School. The bond also funds $40 million of improvements to existing schools. The $8 million mill levy override pays for operating costs of the new buildings, as well as technology refresh and other materials and operating costs associated with growth.

The new schools and facilities improvements are part of the district's long-range plan to accommodate anticipated student growth over the next few years.  Court cases delayed the work, but PSD ultimately prevailed in litigation in fall 2018. PSD's Board of Education approved the issuance of bonds in September 2018, clearing the way for construction.


2016 Bond

$375 million bond financing (no increase to current tax rate) pays for:

  • New Schools/Addition: $295.6 million   
  • New Athletic Complex: $6.225 million
  • Transportation Maintenance Facility- North Terminal: $11.3 million
  • Ongoing Facilities Improvements: $40 million
  • Bond Issue Expenses: $2 million
  • Bond Project Coordination: $7.875 million
  • Bond Project Reserve: $12 million

 

New schools and construction

 

Facilities improvements

See the "Ongoing Facilities Improvements" list and schedule here.

$40 million:

  • School-based requests: $12 million
  • Facilities deferred maintenance: $28 million


2016 Mill levy override

$2 million - $8 million (phased in over two years) pays for:

  • Start-up costs for new buildings
  • School-based staff salaries (principals, assistant principals, Integrated Services coordinators, English Language Learners staff, mental health staff, school resource officers, Child Nutrition staff, etc.)
  • Facilities staff salaries 
  • Materials and equipment for operations tied to growth (buses, custodial, staff, etc.)
  • Technology refresh costs associated with growth 

 

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