Name the new ‘Eastbank’ school |

Name the new ‘Eastbank’ school

The Roaring Fork School District is turning to community members to help with giving an identity to the new preK-8 school that is under construction south of Glenwood Springs.

The public has through Tuesday to complete a survey that was prepared by the school advisory committee asking several questions, including what to call the new school and what its mascot, school colors and motto should be.

Questions about the types of programming to eventually be offered at the school are also part of the survey, such as athletics, band, choir and drama, and a general vision for the school as a way to distinguish it from the other district elementary and middle schools.

The new $34 million school, part of the district’s larger $122 million bond issue approved by voters last year, is now being built on the so-called “Eastbank” site near the intersection of Colorado 82 and Garfield County Road 154.

The school is scheduled to open for the 2017-18 school year, serving the areas south of Glenwood Springs between city limits and the Cattle Creek area, including Ironbridge, Spring Valley and future residential development.

The school’s advisory committee is asking all parents and community members to help inform its recommendations to the RFSD Board of Education later this fall.

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