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Skyline Vista Groundbreaking Celebrates “Season of Giving”

For the first time in more than a decade, the Westminster Public Schools (WPS) community gathered to break ground on a new building, and because it was only possible because of the generosity of taxpayers, the district gave a little something back.

Neighbors, parents, staff and students were all treated to hot chocolate, music and snacks during the afternoon celebration on Monday, Dec. 9.   After hearing from Principal Zack White, Superintendent Pam Swanson and Board of Education President Ryan McCoy, board members and other community leaders and students joined together to throw the first shovel of dirt.

“This is a proud day,” said Swanson. “Not just for this neighborhood and community, but for the entire school district.”

Following the groundbreaking, students held a celebration of their own that included gifts from A Precious Child and a personal book from the Reading Partners and Book Trust.

Swanson added, “As many of you know, here in WPS we place an emphasis on the Day after Graduation. I’m confident that the students who walk the halls of our new building will play a significant role in the future of this neighborhood and community.”

In November of 2018, voters approved a mill levy override to provide funding for the building along with other upgrades across the district. The building, to open in 2021, will be built adjacent to the existing Skyline Vista Elementary. The old building will be torn down once the new structure is open. Engineers determined that building a new PK-8 building is more cost-effective than making repairs to the old building.