Why are so many repairs and renovations needed on existing schools? Has District 6 failed to keep up with maintenance?

Why are so many repairs and renovations needed on existing schools? Has District 6 failed to keep up with maintenance?

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District 6 has kept up with the maintenance of its schools and buildings, and has completed critical repairs where needed. However, because of a significant cut in state funding that started in 2010, District 6 officials at the time decided to put money into teachers and programs that contributed to student learning rather than invest large amounts of limited funding into its buildings. Although it has kept up with major repairs, District 6 “deferred” or put off some of those repairs that were not absolutely critical because there wasn’t enough money to keep up with the demand. This deferred maintenance accumulates over time, and the money needed to complete those repairs grows. The state of Colorado has not adequately funded schools to address repairs and renovations of buildings, as well as building new schools for growth. School districts must ask its local voters to fund major repairs, additions to buildings, renovations and the construction of new schools.

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