The Greeley-Evans school board will ask voters for a $395 million bond for various projects, according to The Greeley Tribune.

The decision was reached on Monday during the District 6 school board's business meeting. After receiving a recommendation from a Facilities Master Planning Committee, the board voted to make the bond request a ballot measure.

The ballot measure is currently untitled, but will ask voters to fund some of the school district's needs.

This is the first measure of such a large scale in Greeley and Evans. If it is passed, it will be paid off over the course of 25 years. However, the bond's rules require that 85 percent of the money must be spent in the first three years.

The bond money would go towards rebuilding Greeley West High School and Madison Elementary, as well as adding a new kindergarten through 8th grade school.

Other projects would include expanding S. Christa McAuliffe STEM Academy and Chappelow Arts Magnet School.

Maintenance projects would go underway in every school in the district. According to Districts 6 chief of communications Theresa Myers, these include secured entrances, replacing classroom doors and carpet, updated heating and cooling systems, and updated accessibility for those with disabilities.

There would also be a lump sum of money for each individual school, to be delegated based on the school's specific needs.

Voting on the ballot will take place on November 5.


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