Bond issue and year-round school both options to address Aurora schools overcrowding

AURORA, Colo. - The potential for year-round-school is on the table for students in Aurora. Along with that option, so is a bond issue for the November election to the tune of $350 to $450 million dollars.

The board has asked the district to explore these two options moving forward into the summer months as the district says its buildings are ‘bursting at the seams.’

The district’s planning coordinator Josh Hensley said nearly three-quarters of the districts buildings are at 90 percent of their capacity.

Hensley said the district’s last bond issue to address facilities construction and upgrades was a five-year plan that came in 2008. 

“We haven't taken any options off of the table, we're just trying to be as informed as possible and look at all of the potential solutions," said Hensley.

Hensley told Denver7, the district is trying to do the best it can with the facilities and space that it has, but with the growth around the district, it will soon be not enough.

“We're using mobiles to supplement classroom space there and we have mobiles at about three-quarters of our schools," said Hensley.

The board is likely to decide whether or not to put a bond issue on the November ballot sometime over the summer.

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