Introduction

Hanover School District has just completed a master plan process that included working with parents, the Board and a consultant team to identify school needs.  The district is considering expanding Prairie Heights in order to:
     • Enlarge undersized classrooms,
     • Bring art, music and preschool conducted in portables inside,
     • Address conflicts between lunchroom needs and gym activities,
     • And address restrooms, storage, office, kitchen and other needs.

The district is considering a bond election to fund this expansion and other urgent health, safety and ventilation needs at Prairie Heights and at the Junior/Senior High.  Since the current bond debt for schools is about to expire, additional bonds in the amount of $10.5 million could be added to address needs without a tax increase.  

The district has access to State of Colorado BEST grant funding that can match local funds.   Currently, the State match is 71% and the district’s share is 29%.   The grants are competitive with other districts, funding is limited, and awards cannot be guaranteed.

The questions that follow are intended to gauge support for addressing needs noted above.

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* 1. What grade level(s) are you most concerned with? (Check all that apply.)

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* 2. What is your role in the Hanover School District? (Check all that apply.)

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* 3. The District has grown during the last four years. How do you feel about the number of students at the elementary school?

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* 4. How would you describe your support of a bond election to address district facility needs, making Prairie Heights a fully-equipped school and addressing urgent health, safety and ventilation needs at Prairie Heights and the Jr. / Sr. High School?

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