School Board Approves Lease to Vinelife Community Church for APEX Home School Enrichment Program

The lease spans for 11 months, from July 2018-June 2019 and will cost $311,000.

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St. Vrain Valley School Board

On Wednesday evening, the St. Vrain Valley School Board unanimously approved a $311,000 lease to Vinelife Community Church for the 2018-2019 school year.

“We are very excited to have the opportunity to host the program at Vinelife Church for the 2018-2019 school year. It is a wonderful space and is a great fit for the program next year,” wrote Kerri McDermind, Director of Communications of St. Vrain Valley Schools, in an email to the Longmont Observer.

The school board discussed the topic of the lease thoroughly during the meeting to understand the need for the lease agreement with Vinelife Community Church.

On the original agenda for the December 13th School Board Meeting, there was an approval item listed for the lease of a permanent facility but was removed from the agenda prior to the meeting as the St. Vrain Valley and the owner of the potential property had not yet reached an agreement.

However, the timeline for ensuring that a facility was ready for the 2018-2019 school year became an issue that needed to be resolved immediately. Vinelife Community Church was then contacted and agreed to lease their facility to the St. Vrain Valley School District. The lease spans for 11 months, from July 2018-June 2019.

When asked if the APEX Home School Enrichment Program was still searching for a permanent home, McDermid wrote, “We are very excited for the opportunity to host the program at Vinelife Church for the 2018-2019 school year. District leadership, in conjunction with APEX staff, will continue to explore options to ensure that program continues to have a high-quality learning environments for APEX students in future years.”

LifeBridge Christian Church, Vinelife Community Church, and Rocky Mountain Christian Church have all housed the APEX Home School Enrichment Program over the past few years.

Discussion during the meeting regarding the APEX Home School Lease agreement with Vinelife Community Church begins at the 1:48:36 mark on the live-stream video which can be found here.


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