It’s hard enough to balance school and sports. Hear how bond-funded improvements fixed uneven floors, and more, for students and athletes at the West Campus.

Austin Gutierrez

It’s hard enough to balance school and sports. Hear how bond-funded improvements fixed uneven floors, and more, for students and athletes at the West Campus.

A big leak in the roof of the gymnasium on the West Campus warped an already uneven floor to the point where, when senior Austin Gutierrez was dribbling a basketball, it would bounce out from under his hand. The high school athlete also struggled with the uneven floor during wrestling practice and matches, when the mat would slide around.

Thanks to $13.38 million from the 2012 Denver bond, both the floor and the roof are fixed, and athletic lockers and the restrooms have been upgraded. The schools swimming pool has new piping and equipment as well.

Those improvements and others on the West Campus preserved the architectural integrity of the old school building while bringing it up to todays standards.

Levi Delude, a freshman who has been at West Generation Academy since sixth grade, said the improvements have made a huge difference.