2019 Bond Program

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With the passage of the Ballot Question 4A bond program in 2019 by Pueblo voters, the critical needs of Pueblo School District 60 facilities will be addressed as part of the $218 million bond. Funds from this bond will go toward critical safety improvements at several District 60 schools, as well as construct new Centennial and East high schools by 2023. 

As part of the Bond Program, Pueblo School District 60 intends to update the community throughout the process, sharing timelines and critical information with voters.

The public is encouraged to check this website frequently to stay informed as we continue our efforts to bring concepts and ideas to fruition.

#BuildD60 Updates

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  • Draft designs of Centennial & East exteriors unveiled (June 4, 2020) Wednesday night, June 3, the community got a peek at a "very preliminary" draft design of the floor plans and exteriors for the new Centennial and East high schools.In ...
    Posted Jun 4, 2020, 2:19 PM by anthony.sandstrom@pueblocityschools.us
  • First look at draft plans for East & Centennial (Apr. 23, 2020) Wednesday night, April 22, the community got the best visualization yet of what the new Centennial and East high schools will look like.In the second Community Forum and Town ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2020, 2:11 PM by anthony.sandstrom@pueblocityschools.us
  • #BuildD60 Status Update: Apr. 17, 2020 Though District 60 buildings have been shuttered due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, the important work connected to the #BuildD60 Bond Program continues - and everything is still on ...
    Posted Apr 17, 2020, 1:13 PM by anthony.sandstrom@pueblocityschools.us
  • #BuildD60 Status Update: Feb. 3, 2020 The most important part of Pueblo School District 60’s Bond Improvement Program – the final sale of 20-year bonds to investors – was successfully closed Jan. 29.What that means ...
    Posted Feb 3, 2020, 2:02 PM by anthony.sandstrom@pueblocityschools.us
  • #BuildD60 Status Update: Dec. 12, 2019 PREVIOUS UPDATES: Dec. 5, 2019One of the early steps in the Pueblo School District 60 Bond Program was to appoint members to the Citizens’ Bond Advisory Committee (CBAC). The ...
    Posted Dec 12, 2019, 10:47 AM by anthony.sandstrom@pueblocityschools.us
  • #BuildD60 Status Update: Dec. 5, 2019 With the passage of Ballot Question 4A by Pueblo voters on Nov. 5, Pueblo School District 60 and its stakeholders have begun initial plans for the improvements related to the ...
    Posted Dec 11, 2019, 2:08 PM by anthony.sandstrom@pueblocityschools.us
  • District 60 seeking Bond Construction Project Manager Pueblo School District 60 is now accepting applications for the Bond Construction Project Manager/Owner Field Representative, to serve as project manager for the $218 million Bond Program passed by ...
    Posted Nov 20, 2019, 3:58 PM by anthony.sandstrom@pueblocityschools.us
  • Facilities Master Plan documents Learn more about the background 2019 Ballot Question 4A, and the Facilities Master Plan that led to the Board of Education seeking a $218 million bond.Educational Facilities Assessment and ...
    Posted Nov 20, 2019, 9:26 AM by Renee Hahn
  • Full text of 2019 Ballot Question 4A At a special meeting held on July 30, 2019, the Board of Education unanimously decided to ask Pueblo School District 60 voters if they will approve a $218.25 million ...
    Posted Nov 20, 2019, 9:48 AM by Renee Hahn
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Charlotte Macaluso
Charlotte Macaluso
Pueblo is a community that is very unique, rich in history, tradition and passion. When there’s an issue or a challenge, Pueblo is known to come together to solve it.

With the passage of Ballot Issue 4A by Pueblo voters last Tuesday, it was the culmination of the community’s desire to invest in something they believe in – the protection of our public education in this community.

In recognition of that hard work and dedication, I wanted to extend a heartfelt thank you to the community for the vote of confidence it gave Pueblo School District 60 to address critical needs at several of our schools.

The past year and a half was a grueling process to say the least. We tried to do our best in implementing an authentic, transparent stakeholder process. We evaluated multiple options, and in some way, each issue stoked a great deal of passion. 

I know it was a very emotional issue, and I think we truly did listen and took feedback – and sometimes that feedback was difficult to hear. In the end, though, each piece of feedback we received, whether it was positive or negative, contributed to the ultimate outcome of the passage of 4A.

We did our best to listen to the community, and we came up with a game plan that we thought the community would support while also maintaining Pueblo’s steadfast connection to its four high schools – and those hallowed traditions that have made our community so special.  

I want to commend the Board of Education and the leadership they showed in coming up with a plan to address issues with some of our buildings in District 60. Additionally, I wanted to thank the Citizens for Pueblo District 60 issues committee and the stakeholders, giving up their time, talent and resources to run a successful campaign.

We all knew the stakes were high. The reality was that some schools in District 60 would have to be closed because they would eventually become unsafe to house our community’s most precious commodity – our kids. Nobody wanted that to happen, and though there were disagreements in how to address that issue, most people in the community agreed that something had to be done to address the issues posed by our aging buildings. 

It was through that common cause that the 4A ballot issue was crafted and ultimately approved by voters, and I thank the voters’ willingness to improve the educational environment for Pueblo’s kids.

With the successful passage of 4A, though, the real work now begins.

In the coming months, not only will the building repairs outlined in the 4A bond issue begin to move forward, but discussions and planning will get underway for the new construction of Centennial and East high schools. District 60 will update the community about these voter-approved projects every step of the way through its website and social media channels. Transparency about this process is what the community expects, and we at Pueblo School District 60 will provide that to the best of our ability.

Once again, I would like to thank Pueblo for its passion for our kids, their education, and our community.
Current timeline
(This timeline will be updated throughout the process)

Nov. 13, 2019
Volunteers sought for Citizens’ Bond Advisory Committee (CBAC).

Dec. 2, 2019
CBAC applications due to Superintendent's Office.

Dec. 10, 2019
Board of Education appoints committee members, reviewing Superintendent recommendations

Jan. 10, 2020
First meeting of Citizens’ Bond Advisory Committee (CBAC). Chair and Vice Chair will be elected, meeting calendar developed.