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Community Meeting Tonight On Weldon Valley Bond Issue – The Fort Morgan Times

Weldon Valley School District Constituents,

IT IS NOW!

We will be asking our community this November 8, 2022 to support a $6.5 million bond referendum that will provide local funds to match a Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) grant of at least $7 million for a total of $14 million. The combination of these funds will fund kitchen health and safety renovations, a modern farm store, an additional ADA-compliant gymnasium, relocation of sports fields, and improved traffic flow and parking areas.

Soon you will receive an invitation to a community meeting where we will openly discuss the project and how passing the link will positively affect the community, the students and the school. All attendees will have the opportunity to tour the facility to see first-hand the district’s health and safety needs as well as answer their questions and concerns.

While asking the community for a tax increase is never easy, we want to share with voters why THE TIME IS NOW! The current bond that funded the addition of the junior/senior secondary school in 2003 will be paid in full on July 1, 2023. Residential and agricultural residents will only pay 20% of the new project costs. If the referendum fails, the current facilities problems will not go away. To meet the needs of our students, staff and community, we believe improvements need to be made now. By providing a safe and healthy learning environment, keeping our agricultural program relevant in the 21st century and giving our athletes the zone to succeed, we will ensure that Weldon Valley School will continue to serve the community for many years to come.

Please plan to attend our community meeting on September 14 at 6pm in the Weldon Valley School cafeteria to discuss the details of this exciting opportunity!

Warrior pride!

Sincerely,

Ben Bauman, superintendent