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School wants to create safer path for emergencies

Posted at 5:41 PM, May 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-10 19:57:37-04

PUEBLO – Chavez Huerta K-12 Preparatory Academy wants to extend 18th Street to reach Pueblo Blvd., creating a faster route for first responders to arrive and for students to leave during emergencies.

The school hopes to get a federal grant to help cover the expansion, which is expected to cost more than $300,000.

“We are trying to determine what is best for the school itself, the academies to be able to provide that access,” said Chief Business Officer Jack Day. “But also to beautify the community and work together with the community to make sure we are providing an asset to the community with our access to the school.”

A public meeting to talk about the expansion is scheduled for May 22 at Huerta High School. It starts at 6 p.m. in the cafeteria.