Growing Great Schools is a community organization created to support public schools in Greeley and Evans. This organization advocates for additional resources to support students and schools in our communities. We know money does make a difference in the quality of education our future community leaders are getting in Greeley-Evans School District 6.
That is why Growing Great Schools is supporting the Greeley-Evans School District 6 Bond Issue, that will be included on the November 5, 2019 ballot.
This $395 million Bond Issue will bring much-needed dollars into the district for capital projects, including renovating and remodeling existing schools to enhance security as well as creating capacity in schools that are overcrowded; rebuilding two schools that are beyond repair; constructing a new K-8 school; repairing roofs and heating and cooling systems; improving educational spaces to help students prepare for college and career and other critical building upgrades.
Why Is a Bond Issue Needed?
Greeley-Evans School District 6 is currently 5,000 students over capacity and has not constructed a new school in 17 years, but has grown by 7,000 students. The district also needs to plan for future growth, and is expected to grow by at least 1,400 students over the next 10 years. There is a need to enhance safety and security at schools for students and staff, renovate and repair buildings, enhance technical and vocational educational programs, and improve learning spaces for students. Therefore, District 6 is seeking voter approval of a bond issue that will begin to address the facility needs of its schools.
A bond issue can only be used for buildings, equipment, furniture and repairs to buildings. It cannot be used for salaries, benefits, programs or other operational costs. Issuing bonds is the only way school districts can build schools, and make major repairs and renovations.
- District 6 has grown by more than 7,000 students in the past 20 years.
- District 6 is currently 5,000 students over capacity in existing schools.
- In the next 10 years, District 6 is expected to grow by nearly 1,400 students. This is a conservative estimate.
- Today, over 2000 District 6 students are being educated in 142 temporary/portable classrooms, some more than 30 years old.
- The last major bond issue in District 6 was 17 years ago. No additional school buildings have been added since then, excluding charter schools.
- A Facility Needs Study conducted in the 2018-19 school year showed District 6 has nearly $1 billion in facility needs in the next 10 years.
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