On Thursday, May 16, family, friends and former staff members gathered at ValleyView for a special 'Turn Out the Lights' celebration. Valley View will close at the end of this school year. Students and staff will transition to Trailside Academy or other schools in the district. Valley View will be demolished in the fall to make way for the 'New View' in the coming years.
In February, Mapleton applied for a Building Excellent Schools Today (BEST) grant from the state of Colorado to assist with funding for the Valley View rebuild. This month, the district learned the project was waitlisted for a grant, and could receive funding should another school district be unable to provide the necessary match required to secure BEST funds. Mapleton will know more about any potential BEST dollars in November.