In November 2011, Englewood voters approved a $50 million Bond, with a 20-year payback term, that would build a new campus for grades 7-12 at the current Englewood High School Site and renovate the current Englewood Middle Schoolsite for use by Colorado’s Finest Alternative High School. A Bond is a financial loan issued for the purpose of financing the infrastructure needs of the school district. The Bond funds were used for the following: Replacing and upgrading Mechanical and Electrical Systems Providing better school site Safety and Security Constructing Classrooms and Academic Spaces to meet 21st Century instructional needs Bringing the Facilities up to Code Renovating the high school Field House and Performing Arts areas Completing campus site Upgrades Implementing the initial phase of the Board of Education’s Long Range Facilities Plan More than $419,000 in operating costs will be saved annually due to greater efficiency in systems. Additionally, new construction benefits students by providing: New classrooms that will simulate today’s work environment and college classrooms, encouraging creative thinking, problem solving, collaborative group work and the use of technology A facility where students are Safe and Secure Improved technology and giving students the proper tools to work in an interactive and technologically advanced society
When the Board of Education adopted the Long Range Plan, it was divided into two major phases. Due to critical safety and security concerns and the rapidly deteriorating facility at EMS, EHS and CFAHS, it was agreed that these issues were to be addressed first. This Bond measure will primarily focus on a new campus for grades 7-12 and the renovation of Englewood Middle School in preparation for occupancy by Colorado’s Finest Alternative High School.
Providing new facilities and 21st Century Programming, will allow us to retain the majority of our Englewood students and attract students from across the entire south metropolitan area. As students enroll in Englewood Schools from other attendance areas, the State funding for each of these students follows the student to Englewood.