2019 Bond Information

  • Continued growth in the Tri-Lakes region brings challenges to Lewis-Palmer School District; therefore; D38 Board of Education signed a Resolution of Intent to Pursue a Bond in the 2019 November election. There is a need for space in order to provide quality education to students. According to Metrostudy projections, D38 will enroll approximately an additional 900 students over the next five years. 

    The bond 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 purpose as a middle school using district capital reserve funds. The new elementary school would be built on the land west of Bear Creek Elementary. D38 owns this land. It was originally prepped for a future elementary school in 2001. The single purpose bond is to address the overcrowding issue and the need for two middle schools in the district.

    The board is aware of the issues with the bond language from last year and assures clear and specific bond language in November 2019 stating that the bond funds will be spent only on a new school; any additional costs will be paid for by D38. In a recent meeting with community business leaders, Board Member Chris Taylor explained that the board made almost every mistake possible last year. This year, the board and D38 is working to correct that. 

    This page provides resources and information to answer questions related to the 2019 bond proposal. 

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