This fall, many APS students and staff members are returning to improvements at their buildings. Thanks to bond funds, contractors are updating learning spaces, installing safety and security enhancements and constructing new buildings.
Below are just a few of the many exciting improvements across the district:
- Multiple sites -
- Security camera, fire alarm and PA system updates
- New classroom and office carpeting
- Meadowood Child Development Center - Exterior improvements
- Paris Elementary - Bottle-filling stations
- Tollgate Elementary - Updated acoustic panels in the cafeteria
- Aurora Hills Middle School - New picnic table and outdoor benches
- AWCPA 6-12 - Updated roof
- Aurora Central High School - Gym bleacher replacement, athletic lobby and locker room renovation
Several larger projects are also underway. Contractors are putting the finishing touches on Virginia Court Elementary School’s classroom addition and whole building remodel. Staff and students are excited to use their new specials classrooms as well as their updated courtyard and outdoor learning space. The school’s main entrance was also moved from the east side of the building to the north side in order to improve parking and traffic flow.
Students and staff at East Middle School will also see many differences in their landscape when they return to school this year. Contractors are busy constructing a replacement building, which will be a large, two-story structure that will include new classrooms, a cafeteria, library and space for elective programs and administrative offices. The school’s existing art wing, gym building and auditorium will receive remodeling throughout, which will provide aesthetic updates and improve portions of the mechanical, electrical and plumbing inside the school. Construction on the new building will continue throughout the fall semester and is expected to be completed during winter break.
We are grateful to the citizens of Aurora who approved our $300 million bond measure in November 2016. Bond funds are making improvements at every school in APS and benefiting each student.
Take a look at some of the improvements at buildings around the district!
To learn more about bond-funded projects in APS, visit bond.aurorak12.org.