Work could begin later this year on the construction of a new pre-K to 8th grade school in the growing Greeley-Evans School District 6.
The project will go up on an 88-acre site adjacent to the Boomerang Golf Couse, just to the west of 71st Avenue.
Construction of the new school, to be built for a capacity of 900 students, will be paid for out of a $395 million bond approved by district voters last November.
That bond is funding the rebuilding of the district’s Greeley West High School, as well as its Madison Elementary School.
The land for the new pre-K-8th grade facility was owned by the Banner Health group, which has offices in Greeley.
In order to secure that property, the Greeley-Evans School Board agreed to give Banner some 45 acres of school property in another part of the district.
Project architect for the new school is the Denver-based DLR Group.
It is currently estimated that the new school will be completed in time for the fall 2022 semester.
The Greeley-Evans School District serves most of the cities of Evans and Greeley. The district’s enrollment has increased in the last decade from just under 16,000 to nearly 22,500 students in the last academic year.
By Garry Boulard
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