Voters Approve St. Vrain Bond Issue
By Amy Bounds, Staff Writer
St. Vrain Valley's $260.3 million bond issue was passing easily, with 59 percent voting yes to 41 percent voting no, based on preliminary results from Boulder, Weld, Larimer and Broomfield counties.
"You've got to give credit to an entire community that came together and once again said education matters," said St. Vrain Valley Superintendent Don Haddad. "The only thing I can say is a big thank you."
The money is earmarked for three new schools, a districtwide Innovation Center, classroom additions to 29 existing schools, safety and security improvements, and building maintenance.School district officials say enrollment growth in the 32,000-student district is driving the need for the tax increase, with about 68 percent of the $260 million slated for building new schools and additions.