Grand Junction High School to host open houses

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Grand Junction High School may be seeing its final years, as D51 approved a bond measure for the next General Ballot Election to build a new building.

The school will be open to the public to show the current conditions of the high school at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday and 11:00 a.m. on October 5. This will help voters decide if it's time for the tigers to get a new home or not.

The old building would be torn down once the new one is built on the north end of the current GJHS property if approved.

The campaign got a little ahead of themselves and already printed out 3A yard signs for residents, though the measure is under 4A. They assumed that they would use the same numbering as they did in the last election.

If you have a sign already on your lawn, you can pick up 4A stickers to fix your yard signs by heading to their website or contacting their Facebook page Citizens for School District 51.

There will be other ballot proposals including:
• Remodeling projects at Central, Fruita Monument, and Palisade high schools to eliminate multiple unsecured entrances have one entrance with a security vestibule and connect all buildings on each campus under one roof for improved security.
• A cafeteria expansion, asbestos abatement, ADA projects, fire sprinkler installation, and additional classrooms for a growing population and STEM programming at Central High School.
• Additional 18 classrooms at Fruita Monument High School, making room for ninth-graders to attend school there (FMHS is currently just for grades 10-12) and allowing Fruita 8/9 and Fruita Middle School each to serve grades sixth through eighth.
• Fire sprinklers and 10 multi-disciplinary classrooms at Palisade High School.

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