A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held yesterday to celebrate the opening of the new La Veta Public Schools. The 73,897 square-foot, two-story pre-kindergarten through 12th grade school includes an accompanying football stadium, track and field facility, basketball gymnasium, and field house.
Planning for the school started in 2017 when the district applied for the Colorado BEST grant. After being awarded the grant, GE Johnson was selected as the general contractor for the project. Construction began in April 2020 and completed in January 2022. Students had their first day of class in the new school on March 2.
During construction, GE Johnson was able to invest over $3 million into Huerfano County local businesses including service providers and material suppliers. The architect for the project is Treanor HL.
“Our project team really became a part of the La Veta community during construction. We lived here and ate at the local restaurants. We led tours of the site every Tuesday and Thursday for anyone in the community who wanted to attend. We even got to have one of the La Veta High School students participate in a non-paid, work-study program with our team where he worked twice a week learning the trades and receiving school credits. I am thankful for the relationships we were able to build within Huerfano County and look forward to building on them,” said Andy Sandoval, senior superintendent for GE Johnson.
About GE Johnson Construction Company
For more than half a century, GE Johnson Construction Company has been dedicated to enriching our communities by leading and building projects with the best people and ideas. The company embraces the power of ingenuity and trusting relationships, and values integrity, safety, collaboration, and excellence. GE Johnson is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado with offices in: Denver and Vail, Colorado; Jackson, Wyoming; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Lenexa, Kansas.