Breaking down the Bond
It’s easy to wonder where the $567 million bond will be spent. Let’s break it down. You can visit our What Will They Build at My School page for the complete list of Facility Fact Sheets prepared by the Jeffco Schools Facility Team. If you start with the high school for your area, you’ll find a summary of all items to be addressed at the schools within that articulation area.
Episode 8: Golden & Arvada West
Our final 5B chapter looks at the Golden and Arvada West articulation areas.
Golden Articulation Area
The building at Golden High School was replaced in 2008 as part of the 2004 bond package, but the school’s history goes much further back. Founded in 1873, GHS is the oldest school in Colorado. The Demons take pride in their collaborative environment, which allows for effective communication and dynamic critical thinking. In addition to strong academics at all levels, programs like Experiential Ed offer unique opportunities for leadership, growth, and life learning. In the decade since the current GHS building was constructed, available options for building security and lighting efficiency have advanced. As such, 5B includes $1,333,040* to address these items.
More investments will be made into the elementary and middle schools n the Golden articulation area. They will receive improvements totaling an additional $16,754,887.* The work at each school will include a variety of projects outlined in the chart above. An addition to Bell Middle School will be completed to accommodate their growing student population. Temporary units at Kyffin Elementary and Mitchell Elementary will be removed as part of the scope of work for those schools. For greater detail, you can visit each school’s Facility Fact Sheet:
- Bell Middle - $7,014,686*
- Kyffin Elementary - $4,656,340*
- Mitchell Elementary - $855,531*
- Ralston Elementary - $959,329*
- Shelton Elementary - $1,397,841*
- Welchester Elementary - $1,871,160*
Arvada West Articulation Area
Arvada West High School was founded in 1963 and promotes its school motto of “Excellence in Education.” (underline or quotes - not both) Arvada West serves students, families, and the community in a variety of ways. With values rooted in communication, critical thinking, goal setting, and positive contributions to society, AWHS offers a variety of academic pathways for students. The second phase of the building replacement of Arvada West was completed in 2008 as part of the voter-approved 2004 bond. To maintain this asset, 5B will invest $1,567,998 into AWHS. These improvements will focus on student safety by upgrading classroom security with new door hardware, securing common area vestibules, and installing up-to-date security cameras. Increasing electrical capacity, lighting efficiency, and exterior paint completes the scope for Arvada West.
An additional investment of $11,348,890* will be made into the elementary and middle schools in the Arvada West articulation area. This work includes removing modular buildings at Campbell Elementary, Fremont Elementary, and Vanderhoof Elementary. The variety of work at each school is outlined in the chart above. Visit each school’s Facility Fact Sheet for greater detail:
- Allendale Elementary - $1,259,382*
- Campbell Elementary - $2,514,071*
- Drake Middle - $1,010,260*
- Fairmount Elementary - $2,111,708*
- Fremont Elementary - $1,214,621*
- Stott Elementary - $1,243,613*
- Vanderhoof Elementary - $1,995,235*
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You can visit our What Will They Build at My School page for the complete list of Facility Fact Sheets prepared by the Jeffco Schools Facility Team. If you start with the high school for your area, you’ll find a summary of all items to be addressed at the schools within that articulation area.
You can also view this online flipbook, which has project timelines included.
*These are the estimated costs of the proposed improvements. They are subject to change based on final project scopes.