Where students learn matters. In order for students to learn, they need environments that are safe, functional, and comfortable. Additionally, it takes consistent maintenance to ensure taxpayer-funded facilities are ready for students and staff and everything they accomplish on a daily basis.
The 2022 Critical Needs Plan outlines a strategy for investing in all BVSD schools to address major maintenance needs in aging buildings to extend their useful life; replace New Vista High School; plan for enrollment growth; create more Career and Technical Education opportunities; and make it easier for students of all physical abilities to enjoy our playgrounds.
In 2021, BVSD conducted a districtwide assessment to update our facility database which will help us understand and plan for on-going maintenance and replacement cycles of materials, equipment, and systems. The database identifies more than $670M in facility needs that will come due in the next 10 years as our buildings age and major systems reach their end of life. The 2022 Critical Capital Needs List represents $350M of the District’s highest priorities needing to be addressed in the next four years in order to optimize taxpayer investments to extend the useful life of buildings worth investing in and replacing a school that has reached the end of its service life.
In addition to maintaining our aging buildings, the Critical Needs List also calls for investments in updating secondary schools to better provide opportunities for more students to gain valuable, hands-on experience, and earn college credit with career and technical education (CTE) programs. Our challenge is to prepare students for future success in careers that may not even exist today. It is imperative to create these opportunities for our graduates now to give them every advantage for success in the rapidly changing world of work.
We also know that in the coming years additional capacity will be needed in the northeastern area of our district which is still growing. Construction of an elementary school in Erie will accommodate new students and relieve overcrowding in other district schools.
Read the 2022 Facililities Critical Needs Plan
Cost to Taxpayers
Just under $10/month for every $600,000 of actual value on residential property.
Just under $70/month for each $1M of non-residential property value.
Assistant Superintendent of Schools Robbyn Fernandez speaks to a group in Spanish about BVSD's Critical Needs.
Members of the New Vista High School community speak about the old building and why it needs to be replaced.
Meadowlark School Principal Brent Caldwell talks about the significant development happening in Erie and the impact it is having on enrollment at his school.
At a Glance
BVSD Facilities Critical Needs Plan
Critical Needs Presentation (8/9/22)
Capital Improvement Plan Review Committee
Notice of Financial Information for Boulder Valley School District RE-2
Tabor Notice - Broomfield County