Lake County School District will build a new elementary school, thanks to the 1,240 Lake County residents who voted yes on Lake County ballot issue 4A.

The approved property tax increase will fund a $13.9 million bond to construct a new elementary school next to the current West Park Elementary School site. Sixty percent of construction costs, or $20.8 million, will be covered through a Colorado Department of Education BEST grant.

“This is an affirmation in our community’s belief in public education and that our kids deserve a safe environment to learn in,” West Park Principal Kathleen Fitzsimmons said.

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