Work could begin later this year on the construction of two long-anticipated high schools in Pueblo, Colorado.
Both of the schools would go up within the boundaries of the city’s District 60 and will be funded by a $218 million bond approved by roughly 53 percent of voters last November.
According to the plans discussed during several public input meetings, the bond will pay for the building of a new Centennial High School designed to replace the current Centennial located at 2525 Mountain Drive.
The other high school project will see the construction of the East High School at 9 Macneil Road.
Both projects will be built adjacent to the existing school they are designed to replace, with the older facilities slated for demolition once the new schools are completed.
The two schools will each measure around 185,000 square feet and will include twenty classrooms, three lecture halls, a 500-seat auditorium, library, gymnasium, and athletic training area.
The budget for the project is set at just under $76 million for each of the schools, with work on the two new facilities expected to be completed in time for the fall 2023 semester.
District 60, with a gradually increasing enrollment that now stands at around 16,400 students, currently has five high schools, five middle schools, and eighteen elementary schools.
By Garry Boulard
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