2016 Bond Program News Articles

Bond improvement work to continue in Summer 2021

Friday, November 6, 2020 - 10:45am

Projects planned at nearly 30 schools, facilities

Construction and school improvement work will continue across the Five Star District in Summer 2021 as part of the 2016 Bond Program with projects at nearly 30 schools and facilities.

Planned work includes:

Critical building systems improvements including plumbing repairs and mechanical systems such as building HVAC Safety and security improvements such as replacement and ...

Construction complete on new FutureForward CTE campus

Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 10:00am

New campus expands career-training opportunities for high school students

It wasn't perhaps the celebration envisioned when ground was broken on a new career and technical education campus more than a year ago but Five Star Schools staff gathered Aug. 24 to celebrate substantial completion of construction on FutureForward at Washington Square , the district's second CTE campus.

The ceremony featured remarks from district leaders and a timely, socially- ...

City donates engine for FutureForward fire science program

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 10:30am

New program part of district's career education expansion

The future of career training education in the Five Star District rolled into the parking lot of the new FutureForward at Washington Square campus Aug. 17 as City of Thornton Fire Chief Gordie Olson, joined by Mayor Jan Kulmann, delivered a fire engine to waiting staff.

The city donated the retired fire engine to support the district's brand new fire science program.

"At the ...

STEM Lab reconstruction project receives top honor

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 2:15pm

$27.5M bond project transformed school campus

The recently completed renovation and reconstruction of STEM Lab, one of the larger projects in the Five Star Schools 2016 Bond Program, has been recognized and honored by a major construction industry trade publication.

STEM Lab was named the top K-12 construction project in the Regional Best Projects 2020 Awards program sponsored by Engineering News Record . The ...

Construction continues on FutureForward campus

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 11:15am

Work on new facility moves ahead with focus on health requirements

Despite the changes and challenges of the past few months and with an eye toward health and safety, construction has been able to steadily move forward.

Work has included the installation of the building roof, exterior framing work and continued interior work. The work has been able to move forward at a steady space even as construction workers on site follow new health precautions ...