Located in a primarily agricultural part of the state where bean, corn, and wheat crops are plentiful, the Holyoke School District has announced plans to take on security facility improvements at its combined junior and senior high school.
That one-story, brick building is located at 545 E. Hale Street, and according to district officials, has long been in need of a better structural security system, which will include enhanced entryway security.
The district, with an enrollment of around 600 students, also has an elementary school and alternative high school.
If approved in the November elections, the $2.2 million bond would be added to $2.5 million in funding earlier approved by Colorado’s Building Excellent Schools Today program, also for the facility security upgrades.
The last time voters in the Holyoke District approved a school facility bond was more than two decades ago. That successful bond proposal ended up paying for an addition to the combined junior and senior high building.
If this latest bond, appearing as Ballot Issue 5A, wins voter approval, work on the security upgrades could begin next spring.
By Garry Boulard
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