2019 Bond Information

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    Bond Fast Facts

    The D38 Board of Education voted to pursue a single-purpose bond (4A) on the ballot in the 2019 November election.

    • This is due to the challenges brought by continued growth in the Tri-Lakes region.
    • According to Metrostudy projections, D38 will enroll an additional 693 students over the next five years and an additional 1539 students in the next 10 years.
    • There is a need for space in order to provide quality education to students. 

    4A is a single-purpose bond that will be used to build a new elementary school. 

    • If the bond passes, Bear Creek Elementary School will then be converted back to its original function as a middle school using district capital reserve funds.
    • D38 owns the land west of Bear Creek Elementary, which is where the new elementary school would be built.
    • It was originally prepped for a future elementary school in 2001.
    • Elementary schools would then serve pk or K-5 grade students.
    • Both middle schools would then serve 6-8 grade students.

    The Board assures clear and specific bond language for November 2019. 

    • In a meeting with community business leaders, Board of Education member Chris Taylor explained that the board made almost every mistake possible last year.
    • The Board and D38 have worked to correct that this year.
    • The official bond language states that the bond funds will be spent only on a new school; any additional costs will be paid for by D38.

    If you have any bond-related questions, please email info@lewispalmer.org.

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