As you know, in November there is an important ballot measure that would greatly affect the educational experience for students at Flatirons and all district schools. Please take a moment to read over the information below provided by the district.
BVSD Measure 3A on November 4 General Election Ballot
Would Fund District Wide Building Improvements
The BVSD Board of Education unanimously approved the new BVSD Educational Facilities Master Plan and also placed on the November 4, 2014 election ballot a proposed property tax increase (Ballot Measure 3A) asking BVSD voters to approve a capital improvement bond issue totaling up to $576 million to fund repairs and renovations in every BVSD building.
This master plan outlines much needed and overdue capital improvements for all schools. At a glance, across the district the master plan calls for:
· Improving the physical condition of schools by performing critical repair, and replacement of roofs, HVAC systems, electrical & plumbing, asphalt and interior finishes and other systems. Nearly 50% of the plan includes this type of work;
· Rebuilding existing schools that are beyond repair: Emerald, Douglass and Creekside elementary schools;
· Providing new learning spaces or renovating existing spaces: as needed for the expansion of full day kindergarten, expanded preschool, special education, fitness and physical development.
· Constructing a new school in Erie for enrollment growth serving Pre K through 8th grade students;
· Providing safe, healthy, comfortable learning environments through security upgrades, asbestos abatement, ventilation upgrades and installation of air conditioning in select buildings;
· Improving energy efficiency with lighting upgrades, HVAC upgrades, and ensuring systems are performing optimally;
· Supporting innovative teaching methods to personalize learning and prepare students for college and careers and increase the use of instructional technology;
· Improving operational efficiency and functionality with improvements to district-wide support facilities.
The projects proposed in the master plan will enhance the learning and work environment for all students and staff and will have significant positive impact on student learning across the district for many years.