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H-BC purchases land for new elementary school

Sale contingent on results of April 11 referendum
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Mavis Fodness

The Hills-Beaver Creek School Board signed a purchase agreement to buy almost 15 acres as the site for a new elementary school in Beaver Creek.
Board members met in special session late Friday afternoon.
The agreement with SpringBrooke LLC is for 14.45 acres located in the Spring Brook Addition.
Purchase price is $377,665.
The property is west of the SpringBrooke Events, Golf & Grill along Golf Course Lane in Beaver Creek.
H-BC school board members met in a half dozen closed sessions focused on finding a location for the new elementary school.
Friday’s agreement is a relief to the board.
“Having a location identified for the proposed new elementary school is a big step in the plans for the district and important information for voters,” said board chairman Arlyn Gehrke. “
The purchase agreement is contingent on a successful bond referendum vote scheduled for Tuesday, April 11.
Voters will be asked two questions:
•Question 1: Authorize the H-BC School District to build a new elementary school for grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade for $26.5 million.
•Question 2: Authorize the H-BC School District to make upgrades and an expanded parking area at the Hugo Goehle gymnasium site, demolish the former high school on East Second in Hills, and construct a new parking area at the current secondary school, also in Hills. Cost is $3.475 million.
The land purchase from SpringBrooke LLC is contingent on the successful passing of H-BC’s bond referendum Question 1.
Question 2 cannot pass without voters also agreeing to Question 1.
Two public meetings and tours are scheduled related to the upcoming referendum vote.
The first meeting is 7 p.m. Thursday, March 23, (today) at the elementary school gymnasium in Beaver Creek.
The second meeting is 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, at the Hugo-Goehle gymnasium at 205 E. Second in Hills.

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