GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- School district officials and community members regroup after Bond Measure 4A’s defeat on Election Day.
4A would have funded a new Grand Junction High School, and made security improvements at Central, Fruita, and Palisade High Schools.
A member of the 4A campaign committee says he’s heard concerns from voters after the bond measure’s defeat. He says voters have told him they felt the cost for a new high school was too high, or they didn’t know what was specifically included in the proposal for Grand Junction High School.
One school board member feels the school district was accurate in the price it set on 4A, especially after determining the cost per square foot of a new high school.
But, this school board members feels providing more specific details about the new high school, such as an architectural plan, would have given voters a clearer idea on what a new high school would actually entail.