11:43pm

Tue November 6, 2012
Politics

Greeley's 3A School Construction Bond Passes

A bond measure to fund the construction of a new John Evans Middle School in south Evans has passed.

The passage of 3A means a new $8.2 million bond, which will cost individual homeowners an estimated tax of $7.94 for each $100,000 of home value for the life of the bond, which is expected to be 20 years. Business owners would pay an estimated $28.95 for each $100,000 of commercial real estate.

The remaining 72% of the cost is expected to be covered by a Building Excellent Schools Today or BEST grant, where Greeley-Evans is an alternate.

Other school projects on this year's funded list will receive priority, but Theresa Myers, Director of Communications for Greeley-Evans District 6 says with the passage of 3A the funding is likely.

"We are number two on the alternate list and for the last several years schools in our position have received a BEST grant," said Myers.

The existing John Evans Middle School will be demolished since it cannot be repaired because of the amount of asbestos used during its original construction.

The new school will be located at 37th Street and 68th Avenue on property the district already owns.