D51 Looking to Upgrade Campus Security

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The district is working towards better school security by giving potential school shooters or anyone else who shouldn’t be allowed inside fewer means to get inside campus buildings.

Board members will vote whether to place a bond measure on the November ballot this year.

The potential bond measure would fund construction of a replacement building for Grand Junction High School as well as improvements to Central, Palisade and Fruita Monument High School.

D51 says this is part of an effort to make schools safer in the Grand Valley by eliminating exterior doors on each campus.

Proposed changes to Fruita Monument would also add classrooms to house 9-12 grade. Which would then allow for Fruita Monument Middle School and Fruita 8/9 to become full middle schools serving grades 6-8.

The school board meeting will take place Monday July 1 in the Harry Butler Board Room located at R-5 High School.

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