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2024 Bond: The Future is Summit Schools

The Summit School District Board of Education is considering placing bondquestion on the November 5, 2024 ballot. If approved by voters, the additional funding will support the district’s highest priority needs, including building maintenance, teacher and staff housing, career and technical education, and teacher and staff retention. 
 

Porposed Bond one page explanation

 

The proposed bond investments will prioritize housing to support teacher and staff recruitment and retention; critical building maintenance across the district; investments in career and technical education through a dedicated Career and Technical Education Innovation Center; as well as safety, security and technology improvements. 

Read the pages/links below for additional information about these priority areas and how the district will invest community resources to support students, families, teachers and staff.

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Dedicated Career and Technical Education (CTE) Innovation Center.
Future-Ready Students- Job Ready Job Skills in High Demand Career Sectors

  • Develop a CTE  Innovation facility to support exceptional learning environments with high-quality, hands-on classrooms  that will open pathways for employment in high demand jobs locally and statewide.

  • Provide the education that today’s students will need for tomorrow’s jobs and careers, including access to Future-Ready Pathways such as Healthcare, Business/Mktg/Entrepreneurship, Computer Science, Advanced Manufacturing/Engineering, Skilled Trades, and Natural Resources/Outdoor Leadership, Human Services & Education.

  • Snowy Peaks- Rebuild and relocate school on SHS site in order to increase access to CTE and Pathway learning.

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Workforce Housing for Teachers & Staff

  • Develop employee housing on the old Summit Education Center site in Silverthorne. Considering up to  60 units of affordable housing to be built on the former site of the Silverthorne Elementary School building in Silverthorne for staff and teachers.

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Critical Maintenance: Safe & High Quality Learning Environments

  • Address building safety, critical repairs, security technology and internet connectivity.

  • Protecting Community Assets by replacing outdated, inefficient mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems,  restrooms, athletic spaces and kitchen equipment will extend the useful life of our school buildings, reduce costly emergency repairs, and improve energy efficiency, saving taxpayer dollars.

  • Provide additional space for student mental health support and other services.

  • Breckenridge Elementary-the oldest school in our district, faces significant structural challenges. While Breckenridge Elementary is a safe school, its Facility Condition Index (FCI) of 75.5% puts it in a severely deficient category. Specifically, the building is no longer to code and requires a new roof and asbestos abatement in conjunction with construction. These factors necessitate action to ensure a continued, safe and future-forward learning environment for students. The proposed bond will fund the construction of a new Breckenridge Elementary building on the existing school site, ensuring future-forward learning opportunities and preserving the central, community-focused environment that our families value while minimizing disruption during reconstruction.

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2024 Proposed Bond Initiative

Fiscal Impact

The District took advantage of incredibly low interest rates and its Aaa bond rating in 2021, when it refinanced existing bonds and saved Summit taxpayers over $623,000 in interest expense.  

Summit School District will make the final payment on its 2004 bond issue this December. This payoff of a portion of the District’s bonds will result in a reduction of $1. million in district taxes next year.

This upcoming drop in the bond payment and a nearly 2 mill drop in the total mill levy paid to SSD in 2024 has provided an opportunity to present the community with the 2024 bond proposal to address the District’s most critical facility and instructional needs at a low cost to taxpayers.

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Students and teachers engaged in dynamic learning environments at Summit School District

 

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Get Involved: Your Voice Matters

Join us in this essential conversation to refine our facilities for future generations. Participate in surveys, attend community meetings, and learn how you can support the bond initiative. Email communications@summitk12.org.