College Community Announces Bond Election to
Accommodate Student Growth and Improve Facilities
In the summer of 2013, the College Community School Board called for the formation of a committee to create a ten year facilities plan to address the District’s enrollment growth.
The Facilities Advisory Committee consisted of parents, teachers and administrators from every school building on campus. The committee, along with architects and engineers, assessed the conditions of all buildings, looked at class size projections, space utilization and census predictions for the District in developing a plan to accommodate district student growth for the next 10 years.
After extensive work, the committee made a recommendation to the Board outlining steps to address enrollment growth, overcrowding and buildings in need of renovation. The Board adopted the facilities committee plan proposal in November 2014.
The ten year plan is divided into two phases. Both of which require a bond referendum. Phase I includes renovations to the High School, three elementary schools (Crest, Heights and View) and to begin renovation work on the intermediate school (Creek). Phase II will include building a new intermediate school with continued renovations to Creek.
Both phases I and II will alleviate overcrowding, as the committee determined that the High School, Point, and Creek face overcrowding issues, as well as provide needed updates in our oldest buildings.
A special Board meeting was called after district patrons turned in petitions requesting the Board set a bond election to begin to address District facility needs. On February 5, the Board set an April 7, 2015 bond vote for $49.5 million dollars.
If approved, funds would be used to address phase I of the ten year plan which include renovations to the High School, three elementary schools (Crest, Heights and View) and to begin work on the intermediate school (Creek).
This school year, the District enrolled 5,105 pre-K through 12 grade students. Enrollment projections estimate that by 2024 the District will exceed 6,000 students.