Writing Our Next Chapter: A New PK-2 School at West Park

In the Lake County School District, we are working to improve education in all ways, including the condition of our facilities. Our West Park and Pitts Elementary School facilities are deteriorating. The Colorado Department of Education ranks them among the top 10 poorest-condition schools in the state. In anticipation that these schools will no longer be able to safely and reliably serve students in the future, the District submitted a Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) grant application in February 2019 for $20.8M to help fund a $34.7M replacement of the West Park facility, which would be designed to serve students in grades PK–2. In May, we learned that our grant was recommended for funding.

Site design for new PK-2 school on the West Park site


February 2019: Submitted BEST grant application

May/June 2019: BEST grant award announcements

If awarded a BEST grant, the Board of Education will seek a bond measure on the 2019 November ballot for $13.9M, 40% in matching funds required by the Colorado Department of Education to receive the $20.8M grant.

Click the links below to learn more:

Pitts Elementary School Video Tour

West Park Elementary School Video Tour

2019 Facility Master Plan

Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST Grant)

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