PSD’s 2016 bond, which will pay for planned construction and school improvements, was approved by voters in the November 2016 election. However, due to pending litigation, PSD is currently unable to issue bonds and start new construction projects. To allow time to resolve the litigation and reschedule projects, the district will push the entire construction timeline back by one year. (Please see the attached press release for further information about the litigation.)
The revised timeline for opening the new schools and additions is:
New Southeast Elementary School: Fall 2019
Addition to Zach Elementary School: Fall 2019
New middle school/high school on Prospect Avenue (east of I-25): Fall 2021
New middle school/high school in the Wellington area: Fall 2021
Ongoing facilities improvements to all 50 schools: Fall 2018
The vote authorized a $375 million bond to build three new schools — a new middle/high school in Wellington, and an elementary and middle/high school east of I-25 — as well as an athletic complex, transportation facility renovation, and addition to Zach Elementary School. The bond will also fund $40 million of improvements to every existing school. The $8 million Mill Levy Override will pay for operating costs of the new buildings.
For more information, visit the Long Range Facilities Planning web page or view the documents linked below (in pdf format).
- Summary of the Growth Plan
- Complete Long Range Plan
- Projects planned for schools
- Requested ongoing facilities improvements
- Bond and Mill language
Larimer County officials announced certified results December 8, following a recount of the November 8 bond vote. Recount results confirmed the initial voter approval for the bond. The mill passed with 58.09 percent voter approval.