Ballot Issue 3B: Bayfield seeks tax hike to build schools

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Ballot Issue 3B: Bayfield seeks tax hike to build schools

Request for $28.6 million would go for new elementary, other projects
Bayfield Primary School consists of three sections of buildings, including the rear of the original Bayfield School. If a bond issue passes, the students would move into the current elementary school, renovated and expanded, and a new elementary school would be built.
Students at Bayfield Primary School may cross the street between the classrooms and the gym, cafeteria and art and music classrooms as many as four times per day. Blockades stop traffic driving on the street. If the bond issue passes, the students would move into the current elementary school, renovated and expanded, and a new elementary school would be built, allowing students to stay on one side of the street for all their activities.
The old boiler at Bayfield Primary School, in a building that is about 100-years-old, is one of many reasons the building was deemed unfit for students in 1997. The building was reopened as a school in 2005 as a burgeoning student population precipitated a need for more space, and if the bond issue on the November ballot passes, the building would finally be closed as a school for good. Various community groups are interested in the space as potential office space.
Lakai Olds, a kindergarten student at Bayfield Primary School in February, looks at plans for renovations at the elementary school with Bill Hesford, the school’s assistant principal. Kindergarteners through second-grade students would move into the renovated building if a bond issue passes, and a new elementary school for grades 3-5 would be built near Bayfield Middle School.
Music students in Bayfield Primary School study tonality using an electronic ‘Smart Board’ in their classroom, which is in the west wing of the old Bayfield Middle School. If the bond issue passes, the K-2 students would move into a renovated elementary school, and a new elementary school would be built near Bayfield Middle School.

Ballot Issue 3B: Bayfield seeks tax hike to build schools

Bayfield Primary School consists of three sections of buildings, including the rear of the original Bayfield School. If a bond issue passes, the students would move into the current elementary school, renovated and expanded, and a new elementary school would be built.
Students at Bayfield Primary School may cross the street between the classrooms and the gym, cafeteria and art and music classrooms as many as four times per day. Blockades stop traffic driving on the street. If the bond issue passes, the students would move into the current elementary school, renovated and expanded, and a new elementary school would be built, allowing students to stay on one side of the street for all their activities.
The old boiler at Bayfield Primary School, in a building that is about 100-years-old, is one of many reasons the building was deemed unfit for students in 1997. The building was reopened as a school in 2005 as a burgeoning student population precipitated a need for more space, and if the bond issue on the November ballot passes, the building would finally be closed as a school for good. Various community groups are interested in the space as potential office space.
Lakai Olds, a kindergarten student at Bayfield Primary School in February, looks at plans for renovations at the elementary school with Bill Hesford, the school’s assistant principal. Kindergarteners through second-grade students would move into the renovated building if a bond issue passes, and a new elementary school for grades 3-5 would be built near Bayfield Middle School.
Music students in Bayfield Primary School study tonality using an electronic ‘Smart Board’ in their classroom, which is in the west wing of the old Bayfield Middle School. If the bond issue passes, the K-2 students would move into a renovated elementary school, and a new elementary school would be built near Bayfield Middle School.
To learn more

For more information about the bond election, including building and site plans and a fact sheet, visit www.bayfield.k12.co.us.

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