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Discussion of D60 Master Plan continues, specific options recommended

1/18/19

PUEBLO – What’s the answer to tackling some major issues in Pueblo City Schools where aging buildings are falling apart and the district faces nearly $800 million in repairs?

On Thursday MOA Architecture, the team working on D60’s Master Plan, presented specific options to the Pueblo City Schools Board of Education. Below are some of the recommendations:

OPTION 1A

  • No bond passed
  • The district would move to a two-high school system with East and Centennial consolidating with Central and South
  • There would be no additional funding for new schools or facility upgrades
  • Total cost about $4 million

OPTION 1B

  • No bond passed
  • The district would migrate to a three-high school system with East joining other high schools
  • Critical need funding would be given to Centennial to repair foundations and its HVAC system
  • Total cost about $13 million

OPTION 2B

  • Bond issue passed
  • Priority 1 and 2 renovations/upgrades would happen at every school in the district
  • No new schools would be constructed
  • A three-high school system would be established with East consolidating with other high schools
  • Total cost about $272 million

OPTION 3A

  • Bond issue passed
  • Priority 1 and 2 renovations/upgrades to schools in the district with an FCI score of 50 or higher
  • District would migrate to a two-high school system with East and Centennial consolidating with Central and South
  • Total cost almost $154 million

OPTION 3B

  • Bond issue passed
  • Priority 1 and 2 renovations/upgrades to schools in the district with an FCI score of 50 or higher
  • No new schools constructed
  • Migrate to three-high school system with East consolidating with other high schools
  • Total cost about $216 million

OPTION 4

  • Bond issue passed
  • The district would function with two new high schools and the existing four would be closed or repurposed
  • Priority 1 and 2 renovations/upgrades would be made at schools with an FCI (Facility Condition Index) score of 50 or higher
  • Total cost about $299 million

OPTION 5A

  • Bond issue passed
  • Migrate to three-high school system (one new high school and one new middle school would be built)
  • Two existing high schools would be consolidated with Central, South, and new high school
  • Priority 1 and 2 renovations/upgrades would be made at schools with an FCI (Facility Condition Index) score of 50 or higher
  • Total cost about $218 million

OPTION 6

  • Bond issue passed
  • Migrate to a two-high school district (one new high school and renovations to Central)
  • Priority 1 and 2 renovations/upgrades would be made at schools with an FCI (Facility Condition Index) score of 50 or higher
  • Centennial, East, and South would be consolidated into Central and new high school
  • Total cost about $240 million

OPTION 7

  • Bond issue passed
  • Migrate to a three-high school district (one new high school and renovations to Central and South)
  • Priority 1 and 2 renovations/upgrades would be made at schools with an FCI (Facility Condition Index) score of 50 or higher
  • Consolidate Centennial and East into Central, South, and new high school
  • Total cost about $227 million

OPTION 8A

  • Bond issue passed
  • Migrate to three-high school district (two new high schools and renovations to Central)
  • Priority 1 and 2 renovations/upgrades would be made at schools with an FCI (Facility Condition Index) score of 50 or higher
  • Consolidate Centennial, South, and East into Central and two new high schools
  • Total cost about $257 million

OPTION 8B

  • Bond issue passed
  • Migrate to a two-high school district plus a CTE Center (one new high school, new CTE Center, and renovations to Central)
  • Priority 1 and 2 renovations/upgrades would be made at schools with an FCI (Facility Condition Index) score of 50 or higher
  • Consolidate Centennial, South, and East into Central and two new high schools
  • Total cost about $257 million

OPTION 9

  • Bond issue passed
  • Migrate to a two-high school district (one new high school and renovations to Central)
  • Consolidate Centennial, East, and South into Central and new high school
  • No other facility upgrade improvements
  • Total cost about $192 million

OPTION 10

  • Bond issue passed
  • Remain a four-high school district
  • Build three new high schools plus renovations to Central
  • Priority 1 and 2 renovations/upgrades would be made at schools with an FCI (Facility Condition Index) score of 50 or higher
  • New high schools on Centennial, South, and East sites
  • Total cost about $285 million

MOA Architecture said it will be meeting with a community-based stakeholder group in February to go over this information. After that, open house forums will take place. The hope is that a final option will be chosen by the end of March.

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