The bond program generously approved by voters in 2014 will provide much-needed capital improvements to our district’s buildings, and includes significant funding directed at creating innovative learning environments. Building renovations and learning spaces will be designed to meet the needs of today’s students and the students of the future.
MILLION IN FUNDING
MIDDLE SCHOOL TURF FIELDS
NEW TRANSPORTATION CENTER
TO BUILD INNOVATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
NEW CULINARY CENTER
This spring, students and staff moved into the new 15,000 square foot addition wing of Halcyon Middle School! The new building replaces a decades-old portion of the existing school which was constructed in 1955. The new part of the building includes classrooms, a cafeteria/multi-purpose room, administration, and library. Phase II of the project is underway and includes renovation of the remaining portion of the old building. The $8.3 million project is part of the 2014 Building for Student Success bond program and will be complete in August.
BVSD takes every precaution to ensure students, staff and workers stay safe during construction projects at schools. We've produced a new video to share with students before construction starts. This video lets them know what measures are in place to keep them safe and how they contribute to construction safety. Everyone plays a role in keeping schools safe.
Energy modeling for the new Creekside, Douglass, Emerald and Meadowlark buildings predicts significant reductions in energy use compared to the current buildings and/or compared with code-compliant construction. BVSD's Sustainable Energy Plan sets a goal of Zero Net Energy or Zero Net Energy Capable for new construction. Zero net energy means that a building produces as much energy through renewable sources as it uses. ZNEC buildings are designed to be as energy efficient as possible and to allow for the future installation of renewable energy generators such as wind turbines or photovoltaic panels. Deep Energy Retrofits were conducted on several other projects and are yielding equally impressive results. In particular, overall energy use at Broomfield Heights is predicted to drop by nearly 30 percent even though air conditioning has been installed in the building.