New schools and facility improvements will accommodate growing student population
PSD voters approved 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.
Pending litigation delayed efforts but was resolved in August 2018 (see the "PSD prevails in litigation" news release here). PSD's Board of Education will issue general obligation bonds as soon as possible to finance the capital construction.
As a result of the delay, new timelines for construction of the new facilities have been revised. For more information about the revised plan, see:
- Long Range Plan update to the Board of Education Aug. 14, 2018
- PSD news item - PSD uses extra time from bond delay to refine projects based on community needs
New Schools and Additions
New Wellington Middle/High School (opening August 2022)
New Prospect Ave Middle/High School (opening August 2022)
New Southeast Elementary School (opening August 2021)
Zach Elementary School Addition (opening August 2019)
District-wide Facilities and Improvements
New Athletic Complex, Prospect Site (opening August 2021)
New Transportation Facility, North Terminal (opening August 2022)
New Futures Lab (opening August 2021)