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Crested Butte Community School 

 
     
 

Originally built in 1997 and receiving significant additions in 2010, the Crested Butte Community School was truly envisioned as a community school. Serving grades Kindergarten through the 12th grade, the school continues to meet the needs of this distinct community. However, the enrollment at CBCS has continued to grow and is now beginning to pressure the capacity of the existing facility. Past enrollment trends and anticipated future growth indicates a need for additional space to accommodate enrollment projections. With an existing building capacity of 762 students and an enrollment of 773 (2019 K-12 enrollment), the building has already exceeded its capacity. Future growth is projected to be about 24 additional students per year for the next 10 years. Based on this information, the target capacity of 1,000 students has been established for the school.  This expanded capacity is predicted to support enrollment needs for the next ten years. Building additions are proposed with new classroom and student spaces to accommodate the anticipated growth at all grade levels.


Taking current knowledge and best practices in school security in mind, the district is moving toward improved security and access control in all school facilities across the district. At CBCS the proposed solution includes separation of the elementary administration from the secondary school administration areas. The administration areas will be located near separate entrances to facilitate control of entry into the elementary and secondary sides of the building. The elementary administration space will be located to improve the visibility of the elementary drop-off and parking areas as well as the playground and outdoor spaces. The secondary school administration will be located to have a visible connection to the high school and visitor parking lots. The District will support teaching staff by providing teacher collaboration spaces spread throughout the building that foster and support professional development and project-based learning.


To address the need for more cafeteria capacity, a stage addition is proposed that will allow additional space in the Cafeteria for added seating capacity and a new folding panel partition to split the school levels during lunch. Two separate serving lines will be provided to help facilitate more efficient cafeteria use. This new stage area will include curtains, sound systems, acoustic treatments, and other features to improve the function of the space for band and drama performances. A new music room addition is planned to supplement the new stage space. This music room allows flexibility for the dedicated use of both the music room and stage at the same time.


To support the District goals of improving Science Technology Engineering Art and Math (STEAM) and Career Technical Education (CTE) programs across the district, a building addition is proposed to better accommodate these programs provided by CBCS. The expansion of the STEAM area is planned to provide integration of Art, Industrial Arts, and Engineering spaces within one area of the building. This STEAM suite includes spaces that are linked to each other and outdoor learning space with large openings and garage-style doors. An Elementary Maker or STEAM Space is also proposed to provide a flexible place for project-based learning including wet areas, flexible storage, and other features.


Exterior Improvements include realignment of the elementary drop off and parking entry to align with 8th street to the North. This will improve safety by limiting the vehicular entry to one street intersection and will provide a much longer stack space for parents dropping off. This will also allow students and visitors walking to and from 8th street to have a controlled crosswalk at this single intersection. The bus drop-off lane will be moved to be along Red Lady Avenue in a simple parallel bus parking configuration to keep buses off of the site and to improve student loading and unloading. Both the elementary and high school parking lots will be expanded and improved to better facilitate student drop off and parking. Playgrounds will be moved and updated to include new equipment and safety surfacing.


And finally, the proposed school improvements include money to address ongoing maintenance and school energy improvements. Recommended improvements include new roofing systems, windows, LED lighting systems, and new mechanical systems with updated control systems to improve the overall energy efficiency of the building. Other needed work includes the replacement of worn floor coverings and other interior finishes.


Explore the plans and links below to see what relevant, exciting, and important improvements are proposed for Crested Butte Community School.

 
     
 
 
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Facility Deficiencies

 
   The following items have been identified as building and site deficiencies during the Master Plan process and will be addressed in the proposed improvements. Reference the Master Plan document for additional information;  
     
 
Health and Safety Maintenance Ed Program and Spaces Community and Collaboration Sustainability and Wellness
  • Improve vehicular, bus, and pedestrian traffic patterns to and from the site
  • Create dedicated building entry vestibules to control building access
  • Add facilities in the school building to support good hygiene
  • Provide additional security cameras at the building perimeter
  • Replace the roofing system
  • Replace depreciated interior finishes
  • Replace HVAC System
  • Expand building to accommodate current and future student enrollment
  • Expand and renovate the building to better accommodate important STEM and CTE Programs
  • Renovate existing cafeteria to expand and allow improved separation of age groups
  • Expand to provide multi-purpose educational spaces that foster current and future educational partnerships with outside entities
  • Modify interior space to support project-based learning and collaboration
  • Realign site entry drive with 8th street to improve safety and provide a dedicated pedestrian path connecting the school to the community
  • Integrate mechanical controls to monitor and regulate energy usage
  • Retrofit all light fixtures to LED
  • Replace existing mechanical system to provide energy efficiency, thermal comfort, and improved fresh air to interior spaces 
 
     
 

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Proposed Site Plan

 
  Click on the plus (+) icons below for additional information describing proposed improvements.  
 
ELEMENTARY SITE ACCESS &  PARKING

ELEMENTARY SITE ACCESS & PARKING

Building upon the success of the 2019 parking lot improvements, the entry to the school of of Red Lady Avenue will be moved to the Eighth Street intersection. This move combined with a turn lane added to Red Lady Avenue will provide more vehicle stacking and improve traffic flow when exiting the site.

FD11000

BUS DROP-OFF/PICK-UP

BUS DROP-OFF/PICK-UP

The bus drop-of will be moved to Red Lady Avenue eliminating the need for pedestrians to cross bus traffic. These improvements combined with the expanded south drop of will help to mitigate traffic congestion as the school continues to grow.

FD10001

BIKE PARKING

Bike parking on the property will be increased to accommodate the increased demand for and encourage the use of bicycling commuting. Bicycle parking will be provided at each of the two main building entries.

FD11010

ELEMENTARY PLAYGROUND

ELEMENTARY PLAYGROUND

To allow for the building additions, a new Elementary playground will be constructed as part of the site renovations. The playground will be located for good solar exposure and visibility to the administrative areas. Landscape fencing will provide a clear delineation between public and student areas.

FD01010

KINDERGARTEN PLAYGROUND

KINDERGARTEN PLAYGROUND

A new kindergarten playground will be constructed immediately adjacent to the building to provide secure and controlled access for kindergarten students.

FD01010

HARD SURFACE PLAY & OUTDOOR CLASSROOM

HARD SURFACE PLAY & OUTDOOR CLASSROOM

To accommodate the growing student enrollment, hard surface play areas for secondary students will be expanded and improved. Student gathering and
seating spaces will be provided as well as additional outdoor games drop-of space.

FD10110

BIKE PARKING

Bike parking on the property will be increased to accommodate the increased demand for and encourage the use of bicycling commuting. Bicycle parking will be provided at each of the two main building entries.

FD11010

SECONDARY SCHOOL PARKING

SECONDARY SCHOOL PARKING

To reduce congestion and address the need for more parking, the secondary school parking lot will be expanded (40 additional spaces), busses removed and drop-of more clearly organized.

FD01010

  • ELEMENTARY SITE ACCESS &  PARKING

    ELEMENTARY SITE ACCESS & PARKING

    Building upon the success of the 2019 parking lot improvements, the entry to the school of of Red Lady Avenue will be moved to the Eighth Street intersection. This move combined with a turn lane added to Red Lady Avenue will provide more vehicle stacking and improve traffic flow when exiting the site.

    FD11000

  • BUS DROP-OFF/PICK-UP

    BUS DROP-OFF/PICK-UP

    The bus drop-of will be moved to Red Lady Avenue eliminating the need for pedestrians to cross bus traffic. These improvements combined with the expanded south drop of will help to mitigate traffic congestion as the school continues to grow.

    FD10001

  • BIKE PARKING

    Bike parking on the property will be increased to accommodate the increased demand for and encourage the use of bicycling commuting. Bicycle parking will be provided at each of the two main building entries.

    FD11010

  • ELEMENTARY PLAYGROUND

    ELEMENTARY PLAYGROUND

    To allow for the building additions, a new Elementary playground will be constructed as part of the site renovations. The playground will be located for good solar exposure and visibility to the administrative areas. Landscape fencing will provide a clear delineation between public and student areas.

    FD01010

  • KINDERGARTEN PLAYGROUND

    KINDERGARTEN PLAYGROUND

    A new kindergarten playground will be constructed immediately adjacent to the building to provide secure and controlled access for kindergarten students.

    FD01010

  • HARD SURFACE PLAY & OUTDOOR CLASSROOM

    HARD SURFACE PLAY & OUTDOOR CLASSROOM

    To accommodate the growing student enrollment, hard surface play areas for secondary students will be expanded and improved. Student gathering and
    seating spaces will be provided as well as additional outdoor games drop-of space.

    FD10110

  • BIKE PARKING

    Bike parking on the property will be increased to accommodate the increased demand for and encourage the use of bicycling commuting. Bicycle parking will be provided at each of the two main building entries.

    FD11010

  • SECONDARY SCHOOL PARKING

    SECONDARY SCHOOL PARKING

    To reduce congestion and address the need for more parking, the secondary school parking lot will be expanded (40 additional spaces), busses removed and drop-of more clearly organized.

    FD01010

 
     

     
 

Proposed Building Plans 

 
 

 Level 1 - Proposed Plan

 
  Click on the plus (+) icons below for additional information describing proposed improvements.  
 
ELEMENTARY ADMINISTRATION  & STUDENT SERVICES

ELEMENTARY ADMINISTRATION & STUDENT SERVICES

The school’s administration office will be separated to provide a safe, convenient and obvious building entrance from the parking lot and to manage each school independently. A new primary school administration area will be built on the north end of the building to provide better visibility and supervision of entry and exterior spaces. A consolidated
counseling area will be part of the administration office and provide users a separate entry. The health room will be situated so that students can come and go to the nurse through a direct entry to better accommodate overall health best practices.

FD11010

ELEMENTARY SECURE ENTRY  VESTIBULE

ELEMENTARY SECURE ENTRY VESTIBULE

The new entries will be constructed to accommodate district standards for safety and security. Intrusion resistant film will be applied to the glass surrounding the reception to resist forced entry. An audio / video doorbell will be installed at the entry to control who is able to enter the school from the exterior. A new electronic door locking system will allow staff to check visitor credentials before allowing the visitors to gain access to the building. Visual control of the building administration will be improved.

FD11000

ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM  ADDITION

ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM ADDITION

In order to support the growing population, the number of classrooms for each grade will be expanded from currently two (and sometimes three)
to having four classrooms available for each grade level. To accommodate this expansion, a two-story classroom addition will be constructed at each end of the building. These new classroom wings will accommodate classrooms for Kindergarten and fifth grade leaving more space in the rest of the building for grades two through four. The addition will also allow for additional break out spaces and staff resource rooms for the entire school to utilize.

FD01110

ELEMENTARY MUSIC CLASSROOM  ADDITION

ELEMENTARY MUSIC CLASSROOM ADDITION

The existing primary music classroom will be moved out of the cafeteria and a sound isolated room will be built adjacent to the primary gymnasium. This new music room allows for cafeteria expansion as well as providing a larger elementary music room with adequate storage.

FD00110

CAFETERIA & STAGE

CAFETERIA & STAGE

The cafeteria will be renovated to accommodate over 125 additional students during a lunch period. The performance platform, elementary music classroom and engineering room will be relocated in order to increase the cafeteria space. A new stage will be added onto to the west side of the cafeteria, outside of the existing footprint to provide an
additional music room and a performance venue for school plays and concerts.

FD01100

HAND WASH STATIONS

To encourage good sanitation practices and improved student health, new hand washing stations will be installed throughout the school.

FD11010

HAND WASH STATIONS

To encourage good sanitation practices and improved student health, new hand washing stations will be installed throughout the school.

FD01110

HAND WASH STATIONS

To encourage good sanitation practices and improved student health, new hand washing stations will be installed throughout the school.

FD01110

GENDER INCLUSIVE RESTROOM

So that the Gunnison Watershed School District can be more inclusive, gender neutral, single use toilet rooms will be installed throughout the school.

FD11010

SECONDARY SCHOOL ART &  STEM ADDITION

SECONDARY SCHOOL ART & STEM ADDITION

The Art and Industrial Arts rooms will be expanded to provide appropriate space to safely support these growing programs. The expansion of this area allows the Engineering program to co-locate with Art and Industrial Arts. A maker space will be added to this area to create a larger and fully collaborative suite of spaces to support Science Technology Engineering Art and Math programs.

FD00110

SECONDARY SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION  & STUDENT SERVICES

SECONDARY SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION & STUDENT SERVICES

A Secondary School Administration addition will create clear and distinct entry adjacent to the south parking lot. The school administration will have better visibility to the entry area and be located to support secondary students needs. A consolidated counseling area will be part of the administration office and provide the users a separate entry. The health room will be situated so that students can come and go to the nurse through a direct entry to better accommodate best practices.

FD11010

SECONDARY SCHOOL SECURE  ENTRY VESTIBULE

SECONDARY SCHOOL SECURE ENTRY VESTIBULE

The new entries will be constructed to accommodate district standards for safety and security. Intrusion resistant film will be applied to the glass surrounding the reception to resist forced entry. An audio / video doorbell will be installed at the entry to control who is able to enter the school from the exterior. A new electronic door locking system will allow staff to check visitor credentials before allowing the visitors to gain access to the building. Visual control of the building administration will be improved.

FD11000

ADDITIONAL SECONDARY SCHOOL GENERAL  CLASSROOMS & BREAK-OUT SPACE

ADDITIONAL SECONDARY SCHOOL GENERAL CLASSROOMS & BREAK-OUT SPACE

To accommodate the need of the growing community for additional classroom space, an additional eight secondary school classrooms will be provided by means of renovating the existing office area and through an addition on the south side of the building. Existing science classrooms will be enlarged to provide safer and better science lab space. Additional special education classrooms and teacher collaboration spaces will be provided to support growing academic needs. New student breakout spaces will provide staff and students more flexibility and support 21st century educational practices.

FD01100

PHYSICAL EDUCATION  EXPANSION

PHYSICAL EDUCATION EXPANSION

To create additional teaching stations for the physical education program, the storage room will be converted to a fitness or a yoga room and the weight room will be expanded to allow a full class of students to use it simultaneously.

FD00110

  • ELEMENTARY ADMINISTRATION  & STUDENT SERVICES

    ELEMENTARY ADMINISTRATION & STUDENT SERVICES

    The school’s administration office will be separated to provide a safe, convenient and obvious building entrance from the parking lot and to manage each school independently. A new primary school administration area will be built on the north end of the building to provide better visibility and supervision of entry and exterior spaces. A consolidated
    counseling area will be part of the administration office and provide users a separate entry. The health room will be situated so that students can come and go to the nurse through a direct entry to better accommodate overall health best practices.

    FD11010

  • ELEMENTARY SECURE ENTRY  VESTIBULE

    ELEMENTARY SECURE ENTRY VESTIBULE

    The new entries will be constructed to accommodate district standards for safety and security. Intrusion resistant film will be applied to the glass surrounding the reception to resist forced entry. An audio / video doorbell will be installed at the entry to control who is able to enter the school from the exterior. A new electronic door locking system will allow staff to check visitor credentials before allowing the visitors to gain access to the building. Visual control of the building administration will be improved.

    FD11000

  • ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM  ADDITION

    ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM ADDITION

    In order to support the growing population, the number of classrooms for each grade will be expanded from currently two (and sometimes three)
    to having four classrooms available for each grade level. To accommodate this expansion, a two-story classroom addition will be constructed at each end of the building. These new classroom wings will accommodate classrooms for Kindergarten and fifth grade leaving more space in the rest of the building for grades two through four. The addition will also allow for additional break out spaces and staff resource rooms for the entire school to utilize.

    FD01110

  • ELEMENTARY MUSIC CLASSROOM  ADDITION

    ELEMENTARY MUSIC CLASSROOM ADDITION

    The existing primary music classroom will be moved out of the cafeteria and a sound isolated room will be built adjacent to the primary gymnasium. This new music room allows for cafeteria expansion as well as providing a larger elementary music room with adequate storage.

    FD00110

  • CAFETERIA & STAGE

    CAFETERIA & STAGE

    The cafeteria will be renovated to accommodate over 125 additional students during a lunch period. The performance platform, elementary music classroom and engineering room will be relocated in order to increase the cafeteria space. A new stage will be added onto to the west side of the cafeteria, outside of the existing footprint to provide an
    additional music room and a performance venue for school plays and concerts.

    FD01100

  • HAND WASH STATIONS

    To encourage good sanitation practices and improved student health, new hand washing stations will be installed throughout the school.

    FD11010

  • HAND WASH STATIONS

    To encourage good sanitation practices and improved student health, new hand washing stations will be installed throughout the school.

    FD01110

  • HAND WASH STATIONS

    To encourage good sanitation practices and improved student health, new hand washing stations will be installed throughout the school.

    FD01110

  • GENDER INCLUSIVE RESTROOM

    So that the Gunnison Watershed School District can be more inclusive, gender neutral, single use toilet rooms will be installed throughout the school.

    FD11010

  • SECONDARY SCHOOL ART &  STEM ADDITION

    SECONDARY SCHOOL ART & STEM ADDITION

    The Art and Industrial Arts rooms will be expanded to provide appropriate space to safely support these growing programs. The expansion of this area allows the Engineering program to co-locate with Art and Industrial Arts. A maker space will be added to this area to create a larger and fully collaborative suite of spaces to support Science Technology Engineering Art and Math programs.

    FD00110

  • SECONDARY SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION  & STUDENT SERVICES

    SECONDARY SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION & STUDENT SERVICES

    A Secondary School Administration addition will create clear and distinct entry adjacent to the south parking lot. The school administration will have better visibility to the entry area and be located to support secondary students needs. A consolidated counseling area will be part of the administration office and provide the users a separate entry. The health room will be situated so that students can come and go to the nurse through a direct entry to better accommodate best practices.

    FD11010

  • SECONDARY SCHOOL SECURE  ENTRY VESTIBULE

    SECONDARY SCHOOL SECURE ENTRY VESTIBULE

    The new entries will be constructed to accommodate district standards for safety and security. Intrusion resistant film will be applied to the glass surrounding the reception to resist forced entry. An audio / video doorbell will be installed at the entry to control who is able to enter the school from the exterior. A new electronic door locking system will allow staff to check visitor credentials before allowing the visitors to gain access to the building. Visual control of the building administration will be improved.

    FD11000

  • ADDITIONAL SECONDARY SCHOOL GENERAL  CLASSROOMS & BREAK-OUT SPACE

    ADDITIONAL SECONDARY SCHOOL GENERAL CLASSROOMS & BREAK-OUT SPACE

    To accommodate the need of the growing community for additional classroom space, an additional eight secondary school classrooms will be provided by means of renovating the existing office area and through an addition on the south side of the building. Existing science classrooms will be enlarged to provide safer and better science lab space. Additional special education classrooms and teacher collaboration spaces will be provided to support growing academic needs. New student breakout spaces will provide staff and students more flexibility and support 21st century educational practices.

    FD01100

  • PHYSICAL EDUCATION  EXPANSION

    PHYSICAL EDUCATION EXPANSION

    To create additional teaching stations for the physical education program, the storage room will be converted to a fitness or a yoga room and the weight room will be expanded to allow a full class of students to use it simultaneously.

    FD00110

 
     
 

Level 2 - Proposed Plan

 
  Click on the plus (+) icons below for additional information describing proposed improvements.  
 

GENDER INCLUSIVE RESTROOM

So that the Gunnison Watershed School District can be more inclusive, gender neutral, single use toilet rooms will be installed throughout the school.

FD11010

HAND WASH STATIONS

To encourage good sanitation practices and improved student health, new hand washing stations will be installed throughout the school.

FD01110

ADDITIONAL SECONDARY SCHOOL GENERAL  CLASSROOMS & BREAK-OUT SPACE

ADDITIONAL SECONDARY SCHOOL GENERAL CLASSROOMS & BREAK-OUT SPACE

To accommodate the need of the growing community for additional classroom space, an additional eight secondary school classrooms will be provided by means of renovating the existing office area and through an addition on the south side of the building. Existing science classrooms will be enlarged to provide safer and better science lab space. Additional special education classrooms and teacher collaboration spaces will be provided to support growing academic needs. New student breakout spaces will provide staff and students more flexibility and support 21st century educational practices.

FD01100

ELEMENTARY ART & RESOURCE ROOM

ELEMENTARY ART & RESOURCE ROOM

The addition of the administration office will also provide an opportunity for an elementary art classroom design specifically for this purpose and a consolidated Special Education resource room on the second floor.

FD11010

ELEMENTARY STEM ROOM

ELEMENTARY STEM ROOM

In keeping with the district goal of expanding resources for teachers, an Elementary School Maker space on the second floor will provide a student access to project-based learning. This flexible laboratory will be equipped with the tools and resources to make hands on project work more accessible to the school.

FD01110

SCIENCE LAB RENOVATION

SCIENCE LAB RENOVATION

Biology and Chemistry will be able to expand by removing a smaller classroom between the labs, both rooms are able to become larger creating safer and more usable space to accommodate science lab work.

FD10110

  • GENDER INCLUSIVE RESTROOM

    So that the Gunnison Watershed School District can be more inclusive, gender neutral, single use toilet rooms will be installed throughout the school.

    FD11010

  • HAND WASH STATIONS

    To encourage good sanitation practices and improved student health, new hand washing stations will be installed throughout the school.

    FD01110

  • ADDITIONAL SECONDARY SCHOOL GENERAL  CLASSROOMS & BREAK-OUT SPACE

    ADDITIONAL SECONDARY SCHOOL GENERAL CLASSROOMS & BREAK-OUT SPACE

    To accommodate the need of the growing community for additional classroom space, an additional eight secondary school classrooms will be provided by means of renovating the existing office area and through an addition on the south side of the building. Existing science classrooms will be enlarged to provide safer and better science lab space. Additional special education classrooms and teacher collaboration spaces will be provided to support growing academic needs. New student breakout spaces will provide staff and students more flexibility and support 21st century educational practices.

    FD01100

  • ELEMENTARY ART & RESOURCE ROOM

    ELEMENTARY ART & RESOURCE ROOM

    The addition of the administration office will also provide an opportunity for an elementary art classroom design specifically for this purpose and a consolidated Special Education resource room on the second floor.

    FD11010

  • ELEMENTARY STEM ROOM

    ELEMENTARY STEM ROOM

    In keeping with the district goal of expanding resources for teachers, an Elementary School Maker space on the second floor will provide a student access to project-based learning. This flexible laboratory will be equipped with the tools and resources to make hands on project work more accessible to the school.

    FD01110

  • SCIENCE LAB RENOVATION

    SCIENCE LAB RENOVATION

    Biology and Chemistry will be able to expand by removing a smaller classroom between the labs, both rooms are able to become larger creating safer and more usable space to accommodate science lab work.

    FD10110

 
     
   
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