Broken well pumps, leaky roofs, mold, dilapidated buildings. These are just some of the problems plaguing school districts across Colorado. Efforts are beginning this fall to build state of the art school buildings in some of the most needed areas. Construction starts tomorrow in the San Luis Valley. Bente Birkeland reports from Denver.

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