BRIGHTON — School District 27J is preparing for a bond election in 2014. During the district’s board of education meeting, Superintendent Chris Fiedler announced the district is getting ready to explore the 2014 bond measure.
According to Fiedler, Chief Operations Officer Terry Lucero and staff are in the process of putting together a bond advisory committee. He said he is personally inviting 40 members of the community to participate in the committee but that all community members are welcome.
“I want to stress to the community that anyone is invited to participate in this activity,” he said. “We are going to put out a number of possible bond projects for 2014, should we choose to pursue that, and bring them back to the board.”
Fiedler brought up pursuing a new high school due to overcrowding at the current high schools as a possible measure worth pursuing but said there are many other needs across the district that could be explored. He said district officials will take input from the advisory committee, which will then make a recommendation to the board in the spring.
“We are going to do it a little bit differently than we have in the past... We will not decide and defend, which hasn’t been very successful for us in the past, so we’re going to seek input and take that very seriously and let the community decide what they think they can support,” he said.
The district is hoping to hold its first Bond Advisory Committee meeting in late November, early December. Those interested in participating in the bond advisory committee can contact Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent Lynn Ann Sheats by calling 303-655-2952 or via email at email@example.com.