Academy District 20 selected 27 residents of the district to serve on the district’s Boundary Committee
Brian Cortez named Budget and Finance Analyst for bond projects.
Kris Garnhart named the Director for Building Fund Contracting and Procurement.
At the end of December, we received our Moody's credit report and are excited to share we earned a rating of "enhanced Aa2." This rating means the District does not need to purchase insurance to improve our rating as we have had to do in the past. In 2010 the District was upgraded to Aa2 rating, but without the "enhanced" designation. Now we are "enhanced" and one step closer to the highest rating held by a Colorado school district, Aa3 (just one step above Aa2).
The Building Fund released the most recent master project list which provides details for all bond projects at each school.
Project Managers added to the team:
Project Manager - Andrew Rausch
Project Manager - Lynnette Galletta
Project Manager - Eldrick Hill
Project Manager - Matt Hood
Project Manager:IT - Perry Swanson
The district held the ceremonial ground breaking for its newest elementary school and innovation learning center. More than 100 individuals attended the groundbreaking to celebrate to start of this project with partners Nunn Construction, NorWood Development and HCM Architects.
Academy District 20 is contracting with GE Johnson Construction and RTA Architects for the design/build of a new building at School in the Woods. The district will also contract with Bryan Construction and RTA/MOA for the design/build of the new middle school at the Chinook Trail Campus.
Academy District 20 has completed the installation of fiber optic network to Edith Wolford Elementary school. Students returning to school this fall will see an increase in bandwidth up to ten times what they had in previous years. School in the Woods will also be included on this fiber expansion and are expected to go live by September 1, 2017. With the addition, all schools within the Academy District 20 network are connected by fiber that is owned by the school district. The project total for this addition was $918,641.00
The School in the Woods new fiber connection is now live. Initial testing shows vastly faster connections. For examples, uploads are more than 200 times faster, and downloads are more than 12 times faster.
The district held the ceremonial ground breaking for its newest middle school, Chinook Trail. About 100 individuals attended the groundbreaking to celebrate to start of this project with partners Bryan Construction, RTA | MOA Architects, and La Plata Communities.
The district held the ceremonial groundbreaking for the new School in the Woods building. Over 100 guests and current students attended the groundbreaking to celebrate to start of this project with partners GE Johnson Construction Company and RTA Architects.
Earthwork begins at the site for the new building at School in the Woods.
Construction mobilization begins for the ten classroom addition at Pine Creek High School.
Construction mobilization begins for the new Chinook Trail middle school. The school is located adjacent to the existing Chinook Trail elementary school, and is scheduled to open in fall 2019.
District 20 held a ribbon cutting ceremony to open its two newest schools, Legacy Peak Elementary and The Center for Modern Learning. Construction started in May 2017 and was completed only 14 months later, in time for the start of the 2018-19 school year.
A bond-funded learning management system, 20Learn Powered by Schoology, was opened to all users including teachers, staff, students, parents and guardians. 20Learn is an online platform to support instruction and collaboration. By early March, 16,061 unique users had accessed the system.
The new building to replace the existing modulars at School in the Woods is now open! Students and teachers held their first day of classes in the new facility on April 22—Earth Day. The ribbon-cutting ceremony on April 26 featured presentations by the District's Superintendent and Board President, the two program founders, former students, and included music by the current class of 4th-grade naturalists.