With the economy weakening, Colorado voters will face about $2.5 billion of school bond issues in November. Officials say the money is badly needed to fix deteriorating facilities.

The town of Alamosa hopes to repair its high school that was damaged by fire 10 years ago. The Pueblo School District 60 in southern Colorado plans to adapt its schools for air conditioning. Rural Meeker needs to replace an asbestos-laden elementary school. Denver Public Schools plans to build two schools in the far northeast section of the city if voters approve its $454 million request.

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