Having been in the works for about two years, 3B passed with a 59.8% vote of support. 3B addressed the need for the Littleton Public School District to improve and update their schools. LPS’s intent for 3B is to keep their funding despite the tax decrease within Littleton. LPS is funded by property taxes, but since these have been decreasing lately, 3B lets LPS collect the same amount of funds as before, despite the lowered taxes. With the funds that they will take in, they’ll improve all the LPS schools including Heritage.
On November 4, 2013, 3B passed with the support of the school board, parents, teachers and students.
“A tremendous amount of parent support, financial support, phone banks and the political committee really helped to get the bond passed,” says Principal Stacey Riendeau.
After LPS gets their debt refinanced through the bond, the board plans on making the schools safer and more efficient. Over the summer, all LPS schools had undergone a check-up in which the school board and advisers looked for the changes that needed to be made.
For Heritage specifically, almost 1.6 million dollars will be going mostly into roofing, mechanical and irrigation systems, the grounds outside as well as the structural parts of the school like the windows and gym floor. These changes will help Heritage to be an updated school and LPS to be a renewed school district.by