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Progress report on D-60 bond plan

Posted at 8:26 PM, Jan 23, 2020

PUEBLO — We received an update from Pueblo School District 60 administrators on Thursday regarding the voter approved bond measure to improve infrastructure as well as build and renovate schools in the district.

News5 was told that progress is being made, including an architect being hired, the bonds to fund the improvements have been sold and a committee has been put together to oversee the process and the project.

As far as the actual construction and infrastructure work to be done, Dalton Sprouse with District 60 told News5 "that is the process we are in right now we expect some of these repairs to start as soon as this summer where we can go in there and not disrupt the learning environment and do some of the work that we promised in this bond."

The primary focus of the improvement project is to improve South and Central high schools, and construct new buildings at East and Centennial high schools.

The measure passed in November asked people if the district's debt could be increased to $218 million and increase taxes up to $19.5 million annually to pay for improvements, repairs, and to construct new buildings.