As you may have heard, the school district is considering selling the Uni Hill Elementary School campus to CU, and CU won’t disclose what they would do with the property. All CU property is State of Colorado land not subject to Boulder jurisdiction so it is not bound by the city’s historic designation and they could raze the buildings and replace them with any use they choose.
During the 2014 bond election, we – neighbors, voters and taxpayers – were told that the Uni Hill School would be remodeled. We were basically promised that the school would remain in the neighborhood as a draw for families with young children, as a source of joyous laughter and education during the day, and as park space for neighbors during non-school hours.
BVSD will decide soon, if they haven’t already, whether or not to sell the campus to CU. (They aren’t considering any other buyers!)
This coming Wednesday, January 18th at 5:30pm, the BVSD Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee (CBOC) will meet at the BVSD Ed Center, 6500 Arapahoe Ave, in the Board Room (where the School Board holds their public meetings). You may have to enter through Security — the east side of the building, around the corner from the Board Room.
Please join your neighbors in speaking to CBOC during the public comment period at the beginning of the meeting. Let’s tell them that this is a bait & switch. Even if you don’t want to speak, please come to support those who do speak. Most people leave right after the public comment period. More info at The CBOC website.
An interesting tidbit — One of the people on the CBOC is Mary Ann Weideman, Boulder’s deputy city manager.
Let’s make sure that our neighborhood’s voice is heard. For more information about this issue, please visit the Uni Hill School Future website.