A New Elementary School and Improvements to the Middle and High School
DeBeque School District Passes $11.4 Million Bond with 68% of the vote.
The successful bond measure to fund a new elementary school and improve the middle and high school has the town of DeBeque community rejoicing. The $11.4 million bond along with a $5.35 million grant from the Building Excellent Schools Today program will make the project possible.
The school district has a design team in place to construct a new elementary school as an addition to the current middle and high school, which eliminates the safety concerns of a building with multiple entrances and makes for a better learning environment. The new building and additions will give students access to a comfortable, contemporary learning experience. Students need an environment that’s got 21st century learning. The school district will break ground on the new addition and other projects when school lets out in the spring.
In addition to the new elementary school, the bond will fund a new school library, multipurpose room, music and art room, auxiliary gym and an athletic field with a track.
DeBeque hopes to finish construction and have students in the building by August 2017.