2019 Bond Information

  • --Please note that this page and the information presented here is intended for informational purposes only and will also assist the board in their final decision. 

    Continued growth in the Tri-Lakes region brings challenges to Lewis-Palmer School District; therefore, the D38 Board of Education is exploring the option of placing a bond on the ballot 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 693 students over the next five years and an additional 1539 students in the next ten years. 

    The Board has not yet taken official action and will continue to explore options. The potential 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. Both middle schools would then serve 6-8 grade students. 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. Elementary schools would serve pK or K - 5 grade students.

    The Board is aware of the issues with the bond language from last year and is considering ideas that assure 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 are working to correct that should the decision be made to take official action and place the bond on the November 2019 ballot. 

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