In November 2008 Aurora voters approved a $215 million bond issue to fund building and technology improvements throughout the district. The bond construction program will provide approximately $201 million for building improvements and nearly $14 million for technology. Construction will be completed over a five-year period, beginning in 2009 and ending in 2015....
Due to enrollment growth, Aurora Public Schools is experiencing capacity challenges at several schools throughout the district. Student enrollment is projected to increase by two percent annually over the next three years, requiring an action plan to ensure that APS continues to meet student needs.
APS is seeking community feedback on a variety of options to address school overcrowding, such as funding new construction, increasing class size, changing high school schedules, and implementing year-round school calendars. The APS Board of Education will consider this input in adopting strategies for a Facilities Support Plan for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years.
This month, APS is kicking off its Compete to Reduce Energy Challenge for the spring semester. The district-wide competition offers schools the opportunity to earn thousands in cash incentives by reducing energy use.
Any K-12 school group, student club or “green team” with a designated club sponsor may participate. The challenge focuses on empowering students and staff to learn about energy use and take action through energy conservation activities and projects.
Two APS schools earned a total of $6,651 in cash awards for reducing energy use in the district’s fall 2014 Compete to Reduce Energy Challenge. Fletcher Community School received $5,676 and Side Creek Elementary School, $975, for their student-led energy conservation efforts.