2018 Bond Progress

Thank you Littleton Public Schools voters! Through your support of a $298M bond, LPS can begin to strategically replace the district’s aging facilities in a way that also addresses transportation and school size challenges. This will also allow LPS to renovate a recently purchased property to create a new Career and Technical Education and Innovation Center for the district, as well as maintain district facilities according to need, including charter schools, by addressing the backlog of projects that are not considered critical health and safety priorities but are still important as the district continues to prolong the life of aging facilities and address accessibility issues until the district can replace them in decades to come. This $298M bond will also be used to replace old, outdated student desks and classroom furniture in every school with new furnishings that will facilitate modern instruction while accommodating students with a variety of needs.

“LPS created a forward-thinking, visionary roadmap for the future that resonated with our community. We need to start rebuilding the district’s capital infrastructure, and our taxpayers have agreed that the time is now. This bond has something for everyone; every LPS student will benefit. I cannot stress enough the dramatic impact of Bond Issue 4A passing. It will literally change the face of LPS for decades to come.” - Brian Ewert, Superintendent 

November 2018 - January 2019

  • Take inventory of all functions of the Ames Campus. Plan for relocating programs currently housed in Ames
  • Select Architect and Engineering firms for:
    • The new middle school on the current Newton Middle School campus
    • The new LPS junior stadium on the current Newton Middle School campus
    • The new elementary school on the current Ames campus
    • The new elementary school on the current Franklin campus to serve the Highland and Franklin communities
  • Survey the Newton Middle School property
  • Survey the Ames property
  • Survey the Franklin property
  • Survey the Highland Elementary School property for conversion to a district early childhood education center
  • Receive proposal from architects for the design of 10 artificial turf fields
  • Survey fields at Heritage, Arapahoe and Euclid

February 2019 - May 2019

  • Prepare Highland campus to serve The Village Preschool at Ames
  • Move professional development to other schools for the summer and to outside community spaces for the 2019-2020 school year
  • Conduct environmental survey on The Schomp Property, future home of the LPS CTE/Innovation Center
  • Request for qualifications for new furniture that facilitates student-centered learning
  • Begin design process of new elementary school to serve Highland and Franklin communities on the Franklin campus
  • Begin design process of new elementary school to serve the Ames community on the Ames campus
  • Begin design process of new middle school to serve Newton Middle School community on the Newton campus
  • Begin design process of new Junior Stadium on the Newton campus
  • South Suburban Parks and Recreation is in the design phase for a new pool and related amenities at the existing Franklin Pool site. Additional details will be available in summer 2019.

June 2019 - August 2019

  • Vacate and prepare Ames facility for future demolition to make way for the construction of the new elementary school that will be built on the current Ames campus
  • Begin appropriate abatement activities on the Ames Campus
  • Begin design for conversion of Highland Elementary to be an LPS early childhood education center
  • Complete one turf field each at Heritage, Arapahoe and Euclid

Spring 2019-Summer 2020

  • Design development of new elementary school on Ames campus, new middle school on Newton Middle School campus, and new elementary school on Franklin campus
  • Design development of new Junior Stadium on current Newton Middle School campus
  • Demolition of current Ames Facility
  • Installation of turf fields at selected middle and high schools

* New details will be added as they become available!

Summer 2020-Summer 2021

  • Construction of new elementary school on Ames Campus - Projected Grand Opening of Fall 2021
  • Construction of new middle school on Newton Middle School campus - Projected Grand Opening of Fall 2021
  • Construction of Junior Stadium on Newton Middle School campus - Projected Grand Opening of Fall 2021

Summer 2021-Summer 2022

  • Construction of new elementary school to serve Highland and Franklin communities on the Franklin campus
    • Projected grand opening of Fall 2022

Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee

The purpose of the Citizens' Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) shall be to become familiar with the 2018 bond program and project list, monitor the progress of the improvements being made, and report the status of the program to the Board of Education on a quarterly basis.

CBOC Web Page

School Boundary Study

The LPS Long Range Planning Committee is meeting regularly to study school boundaries in an effort to:

  • Address the growing transportation challenges resulting from increased traffic in the south metro area
  • Provide boundaries for the new elementary schools to be built for the Ames neighborhood and the combined Highland and Franklin neighborhood
  • Better balance enrollment between Newton and Powell middle schools

The Committee plans to bring preliminary recommendations to the LPS Board of Education in September 2019. The Committee will gather community input through fall 2019 and spring 2020. The Committee plans to bring formal recommendations to the LPS Board of Education in late spring 2020.

“We take our partnership with our community members very seriously. They expect a comprehensive education in a safe and caring environment. In return, we count on their support for various bond measures, and we are grateful for their decision to pass 4A. The age of our facilities is impacting the educational experience in our district and 4A will remedy this.”
Jack Reutzel, ​LPS Board of Education President