Similar to public schools throughout the state and across the country, Adams County School District 14 has seen a decline in student enrollment, as well as a decline in birth rates within the district's geographic boundaries over the last few years.
In an effort to remain a financially sustainable school district, Adams 14 held several community meetings during the 2022-2023 school year to explore our options moving forward. As a result of these discussions with families, students, staff members and stakeholders, Project 5B was passed in a 3-2 vote during the Adams 14 Board of Education's Feb. 14, 2023, regular meeting.
The strategic plan for Adams 14 aims to identify immediate, mid-term, and long-term capital and resource requirements for the school system and its individual schools. To address the challenges of declining enrollment and funding, the district developed Project 5B as a long-term solution that ensures all children receive a high-quality education while maintaining fiscal stability and minimizing disruptions.
Project 5B will address enrollment issues, attract new students, retain existing students, and ensuring the district's long-term sustainability. Once completed, it will provide parents and homeowners with a more predictable future.