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Meadowlark School{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Meadowlark School2300 Meadow Sweet Lane Erie, CO 80516 1New<img alt="" src="/projects/Project%20Profile%20Images/MeadowlarkFront.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />$42,039,221N/A

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November 2017 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=28 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=28{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}November 2017Construction of Phase 2 is complete. Students and staff are enjoying the gyms and music rooms!
Erie School building goes big on energy efficiency Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=18 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=18{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Erie School building goes big on energy efficiencyThe Erie School project team worked hard to maximize the energy efficiency of the new building. Energy use is predicted to be half of what it would be if the building were designed to meet minimum building code requirements. It will slightly more efficient than LEED Platinum certified Casey Middle School, the district's current best performing building.,

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The new website features information about planning for the opening of the new school. Construction updates and photos will continue to be featured on this website. 

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A New School in Erie! Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=1 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=1{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}A New School in Erie!Thanks to the generosity of Boulder Valley School District voters, a new elementary and middle school will be constructed on the BVSD side of the Town of Erie. The new school will be an innovative building that supports teaching and learning to foster student success in the 21st Century. ​The school campus will be located southeast of Erie Parkway and Flatiron Meadows Boulevard with a planned opening of Fall 2017. The schools will serve new and growing neighborhoods in Erie currently served by Lafayette Elementary and Angevine Middle schools in Lafayette.​
Update June 2016 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=10 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=10{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Update June 2016Construction is underway! The contractor has started earthwork on the site.
Follow Principal Caldwell on Twitter: @THEEriePK8BVSD. Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=11 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=11{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Follow Principal Caldwell on Twitter: @THEEriePK8BVSD.
Contruction Update - August 2016 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=12 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=12{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Contruction Update - August 2016Crews are making great progress on the new school! The site has been graded and excavated. Caissons have been poured and foundation walls are starting to go up. Check out project photos below.
Board Approves New Attendance Area Boundary Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=13 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=13{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Board Approves New Attendance Area Boundary At its October 11 meeting, the Boulder Valley Board of Education approved the new attendance boundary for the Erie K-8 school. The attendance area includes residences generally east of Highway 287 and north of Arapahoe Rd. in BVSD which were formerly designated to attend Lafayette Elementary and Angevine Middle. The area will continue to be assigned to Centaurus High School. Follow the link for maps of the attendance area. Check back here for information about pre-registration for the new school.,
Construction Update | October 2016 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=14 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=14{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Construction Update | October 2016Foundation and utilities are 90% complete. The elevator shaft has been constructed. Steel structure is being erected. Parking lot construction is underway with curb and gutter being poured.
January Project Status Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=3 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=3{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}January Project StatusThe schematic design is complete. The design team is working on design development.
January 25, 2016 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=4 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=4{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}January 25, 2016Boulder Valley School District administration is seeking the relinquishment of surface use rights held by Kerr-McGee Oil & Gas Onshore LP (a subsidiary of Anadarko) in a parcel of land immediately adjacent to the proposed site of a new K-8 BVSD school in Erie. The surface use agreement might affect construction of a school on the proposed school site because Anadarko could drill a well on the adjacent tract, subject to compliance with applicable law including regulations of the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC)., Read more
February 17 Project Update Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=5 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=5{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}February 17 Project UpdateBoulder Valley School District met this week with Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Hines Development and the Town of Erie to discuss solutions to the conflict created by current Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission (COGCC) setback regulations and the district’s planned K-8 school on a property in Erie adjacent to a site on which the oil company holds surface use rights. Although the meeting was productive, a final solution was not reached. All parties are continuing to explore options and agreed to meet again before the end of the month., Read the full news release
March Project Status Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=6 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=6{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}March Project StatusThe design team is working on design development drawings.
April Project Status Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=7 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=7{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}April Project StatusThe project team is preparing for construction to begin this spring.
BVSD Principal Brent Caldwell named principal of planned BVSD Erie PK-8 School Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=8 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=8{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}BVSD Principal Brent Caldwell named principal of planned BVSD Erie PK-8 SchoolBrent Caldwell has been selected as principal of the new PK-8 Erie School, scheduled to open in August 2017. Mr. Caldwell presently serves as principal of Heatherwood Elementary School in BVSD. Mr. Caldwell will assume new position July 2016 in anticipation of the Erie school's projected August 2017 opening.,
Update May 2016 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=9 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=9{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Update May 2016Construction will begin later this month.
Construction Update | November 2016 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=15 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=15{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Construction Update | November 2016The foundation wall is 90 percent complete. Steel erection is underway. Precast concrete panels and floors also are being installed as is the parking lot and curb and gutter.
July 2017 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=24 Updates/DispForm.aspx?ID=24{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}July 2017Crews are working seven days a week to get the school ready for students in August and are making great progress! Landscape installation has begun, including playground construction. The FCI team continues to make great progress inside and out on our new building. Recent accomplishments include: ● Above ceiling inspections have been completed and the acoustical ceiling tiles are being installed ● The resilient (tile) flooring is done in the south wing and carpeting is being installed ● The drywall in the administrative area has been finished and is ready for painting ● Drywall is being hung in the music and PE areas (which will not be complete until October) ● Fiber optic lines are nearing connection to the building ● The raised concrete planters outside the building have been poured ● The irrigation system is complete on the playing field and sod has been installed. ● Playground equipment is being installed ● Cabinetry installation in the north wing is nearing completion

Project Details

Project Team
Project Manager



Tom Blahak Contacts/DispForm.aspx?ID=8{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Tom,




Cuningham Group Architecture Contacts/DispForm.aspx?ID=19{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Cuningham Group Architecture,
Fielding Nair International Contacts/DispForm.aspx?ID=3{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Fielding Nair International,




FCI Constructors, Inc. Contacts/DispForm.aspx?ID=2{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}FCI Constructors, Inc.,

Related Resources



Educational Facilities Master Plan Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=5 Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=5{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Educational Facilities Master Plan,
Sign up to receive email updates Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=7 Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=7{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Sign up to receive email updates,
Check out the location of the new school Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=8 Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=8{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Check out the location of the new school,

Erie Leadership Team
Members of the Erie Leadership Team and the community participated in a Discovery Visit with architects from Fielding Nair International on September 3. Information gathered from the Discovery Visit will be used by the design advisory team, which includes BVSD teachers, parents, neighbors, district leadership and the professional design and construction team to develop the design of the new school. Check the Discovery Report. ​
Project Budget{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}$42,039,221

Innovation Budget{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}N/A

Bond Expenditures



Meadowlark School{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Meadowlark School, Bond Program Expenditures

Project Expenditures{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}, Project Expenditures

Sustainability Features{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}<div class="ExternalClassDB884477E93F4AA88AFD1210DBEB4619"><div>Under development</div></div>

Energy Efficiency/Green Features{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}<div class="ExternalClass8AC597F5DF7645948BBC489DB1425E94"><div><div>BVSD pushed to maximize the energy efficiency of our new buildings. Energy use at Meadowlark is predicted to be about half that of a standard, code-compliant building. <br></div><div><br></div><a href=""><strong>Check out </strong><span style="color:#444444;">the predicted energy performance</span></a><div><img src="/projects/PublishingImages/NewBuildEnergyLink.JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:300px;" /><br></div><div><br></div><div><strong><a href="">Learn more </a></strong>about how BVSD is improving energy efficiency in our buildings. <br></div><br><br></div></div>

Educational Innovation Features{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}<div class="ExternalClassDDAEBBA8586844BDBE12DA34537A115A"><div>Learn more about the school's innovative design <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline;">here</span>. </a><br></div></div>

Design Advisory Team

​The Design Advisory Team (DAT) team includes teachers, staff, parents and community members who will work with the architects to develop the design for the project.​

Bruce Messinger, Superintendent
Don Orr, Chief Facilities Officer
Kelly Sain, Director of Educational Technology
Kiffany Lychock, Director of Educational Innovation
Tina Mueh, Boulder Valley Education Association President
Leslie Arnold, Assistant Superintendent of Strategic Initiatives
Leslie Stafford, Chief Operations Officer
Madeleine Case, Director of Parent Engagement
Marc Schaffer, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary School Leadership
Michele DeBerry, Executive Director of Secondary Education
Michele Brenner, Director of Special Education
Robbyn Fernandez, Executive Director of Elementary Education
Sam Messier, Director of Science Curriculum
Sandy Ripplinger, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary School Leadership
Susan Cousins, Bond Communications Specialist
Terri Mulford, Boulder Valley Education Association Vice-President

Ken Gambon
Preston Appel
Erin Lewis
Kristen Lamb
Heather Lofquist

Related Resources

Discovery Visit
Sept. 3, 2015
The design process begins with a Discovery Visit with the architects to gather input from the leadership team and the community to build a common vision for the new school.​

  ​​​View Dashboard​​ 

​​  View Discovery Report

Community Meetings

Oct. 5  | Presentation | Minutes

Oct. 19 | Discovery Report Presentation

Apr. 25  | Schematic Design Presentation​




Design Advisory Team Guidelines Related Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=5 Related Resources/DispForm.aspx?ID=5{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Design Advisory Team Guidelines,

DAT Meeting Schedule

DAT meetings are open for the public to observe, and there is an opportunity for public comment at each meeting. ​​



April 25, 2016 | DAT and Community Meeting Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=4 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=4{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}April 25, 2016 | DAT and Community MeetingErie Community Center, 450 Powers St., Erie,
DEC. 7 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=2 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=2{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}DEC. 7,,
OCT. 19 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=1 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=1{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}OCT. 19,,
Sept. 18 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=3 Meetings List/DispForm.aspx?ID=3{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Sept. 18,,




Schematic Design Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=1 Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=1{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Schematic DesignNov. 20Completesuccess
Design Development Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=2 Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=2{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Design DevelopmentDec. 8 - Feb. 18, 2016Completesuccess
Construction Documents Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=3 Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=3{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Construction DocumentsMar. 9 - June 28Completesuccess
Permitting Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=4 Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=4{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}PermittingMay 23 - Aug. 30Completeinfo
Construction Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=5 Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=5{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}ConstructionMay 30, 2016 - Nov. 2017In Progressinfo
Owner Occupancy Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=6 Timeline/DispForm.aspx?ID=6{28e838a4-8015-4177-ac17-2576b5d1e514}Owner OccupancyAug. 1, 2017Not Startedinfo


Scope of Work

Project Description
A new school will be constructed in the Boulder Valley School District attendance area in Erie. The school will serve grades PK-8.  The configuration of the campus will be determined when the district begins the pre-design phase for the project.