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Board gets bond report

Pueblo County District 70’s bond projects are progressing and with nicer weather approaching, more work is expected to begin in coming months, the school board learned Tuesday night.

“We’ve got a lot of work going on and we’re making good progress,” said District 70 construction manager Monte Montez.

Montez gave an update report on the district’s $59.5 million bond program approved by voters in 2012.

The bond money is being used for safety and facility needs in all district schools.

Second phase projects are underway at several schools with many slated for completion in the next few weeks.

Montez said students and staff should be utilizing those new spaces before the end of the school year.

He said work on additional projects that were delayed because of the weather should commence in April.

Other major construction projects won’t begin until after the school year ends, Montez said.

In a related matter, Ryan Elarton, director of business services, said a contract for projects at Rye High School should be ready for board approval at its March 18 meeting.

In an action item Tuesday, the board approved revisions to policies regarding crisis management and sharing of student records.

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