May 25, 2017

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District Awarded $4.2 Million for
Hudson Renovation

The Hudson Elementary renovation received a boost on May 18 with notification of the district’s successful application for a Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) Grant. The competition was significant as only half of the roughly 50 applicants were awarded funds. Weld Re-3J was recommended 2nd on the priority list for funding following the presentation to the BEST Board. The BEST program is funded through marijuana taxes collected by the state. Capital construction projects across the district will benefit from receipt of these additional funds for the Hudson project.
Design Development is now complete for Hudson. Alternates to include much needed learning space have been accepted as part of the project due to the BEST Grant award. Phase I of demolition is scheduled for this summer. A Groundbreaking Ceremony has been schedule for July 19 at 5:00 p.m.


Meadow Ridge Elementary Groundbreaking Set

 The Board of education approved the name Meadow Ridge Elementary for the new school slated for construction this summer. A committee of citizens and staff narrowed the options following a significant amount of public and student input. The Groundbreaking Ceremony is scheduled for June 21 at 5:00 p.m. at the corner of Jewel and Fletcher Streets in Lochbuie. Construction is set to begin in July. The Board of Education also approved the appointment of Jennifer Forbes as the Principal of Meadow Ridge Elementary. Ms. Forbes will continue to serve as Principal of Lochbuie Elementary through the 2017-2018 school year but will assist with coordination and transition of the school opening in August, 2018.

Key Stats
Weld County



Summer 2017 Projects to be Completed
¨ Roofing Projects (Hoff, Lochbuie, WCHS)
¨ Water Treatment (District- wide)
¨ Boiler Replacement (WCMS)
¨ Playground Upgrades (Hoff, Lochbuie)
¨ Asbestos Abatement & Demo (Hudson, Former Keenseburg ES)
¨ Central Campus Field Lighting (awarded to local contractor)
¨ Parking Lot Repairs (District-wide)
¨ Security Notification System (Hoff, Lochbuie, WCMS)

Look for our summer edition with images of projects underway. Don’t miss the groundbreaking events for Hudson Elementary and the new Meadow Ridge Elementary schools.