Bond Proposal

School District 27J is the fastest growing school district in the Front Range.  Over the last 10 years the District has grown by 102%, creating the need for additional school capacity.

The School District is already facing the byproduct of overgrowth, such as classroom sizes being above target, and is forecasted to reach a deficit of over 3,000 seats by 2018 with 306 seats short in the elementary schools in the 2014 to 2015 school year. 

We simply cannot afford to wait until the problem gets worse.  We need to pass the bond measure 3B in order to reduce class sizes and make common sense safety repairs and renovations.

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  • Ted Hansen
    commented 2014-10-27 09:17:04 -0600
    How long will the Bond increase our property taxes?

    Since much of our population are renters and there is a significant number of multi-child and multi-family households wouldn’t a small increase to our local sales tax make better sense? The current Bond measure puts the cost on homeowners and with little to no cost on those household that contribute to the overcrowding of our schools.
  • Ted Hansen
    commented 2014-10-27 09:07:38 -0600
    If more people have moved in why do we not have more property taxes collected to pay for the growth in students?

    Why are the demographics of the growth in student population?
  • Christy Merritt
    commented 2014-10-19 11:38:58 -0600
    I volunteer at the schools here and I’m concerned with the current availability of space for our students. My kids are in classrooms filled wall to wall with desks and inadequate space to maneuver between them. Many high school students have open periods (NO CLASS) in the middle of the day simply because there are no available classes to place them in (all classes are filled to and above capacity). The over crowding has become a desire problem in the City of Brighton. It’s only going to get worse as more students are bussed in from surrounding areas that don’t have a school building for their students. If we don’t build new schools for them our students will experience split day schedules (6am – 6pm) or year round schedules that will negatively impact community resources like children’s baseball, football and basketball leagues. I’ve looked into this thoroughly and the best solution is, vote yes on 3B.
    B is for Bond! Bond = Build!
    Many, many years ago Adams County voted to build our schools. Time to give back and in all reality it benefits all of our students. The bond money reduces the number of students at BHS and builds better more efficient space at BHS as well.

    I AM!