A school in central Lafayette, Colorado that serves at risk-students is now in line to receive a substantial facility upgrading.
Located at 805 Excalibur Street, the Justice High School is attended by students with substance abuse and juvenile delinquency issues.
Built in 1979 and expanded in 2002, the school, sitting on a 2.5-acre site, has long been challenged by space, lighting, and plumbing problems.
Last summer Colorado’s Building Excellent Schools Today program approved a grant of just over $921,000 to upgrade the facility. But that funding was contingent upon the Boulder Valley School District coming up with enough matching funds to tackle the project.
Now members of the Boulder Valley School District’s board of education have voted to approve up to $1 million in funding.
The work will include facility security improvements, a new fire alarm system and interior lighting, and the reconfiguring of two classrooms into a centrally located commons area.
By Garry Boulard
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