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Plans to close 3 Pueblo schools put on hold

District 60 credits high enrollment and higher grades
Posted at 5:38 PM, Feb 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-26 19:40:53-05

PUEBLO — As campus repair costs stack up into the hundreds of millions of dollars, District 60 announces plans to close three schools are on hold. According to the district master plan, Carlile Elementary, Bradford Elementary, and Roncalli STEM Academy are all scheduled to close by 2022.

Those closures are all now indefinitely delayed because of either high enrollment or high academic achievement, the district tells News5.

"We are going to continue evaluating all of our properties as we move forward," says Pueblo School District 60 Spokesperson Dalton Sprouse. "We want to make the best possible decisions for the school district we have a lot of exciting things happening and a lot of things in general happening at our school district right now that we are excited about."

District 60's master plan indicates repairs needed at campuses across the district total to about $700 million.

Back in November, Pueblo voters passed Ballot Issue 4A to increase tax revenue for the district by $19.5 million a year to pay for those improvements.

Learn more about that ballot issue here.