Grand Junction, Colo. (KJCT)-- Students and teachers at Fruita Monument High School are adjusting to their new school improvements, after the school was given $12 million dollars from a 2017 bond measure.
What used to be an outdoor courtyard has turned into an enclosed commons area, full of space for students to chat and study.
The pick-up and drop off area was also redesigned to make it easier for parents to pick up students.
But officials say one of their greatest improvements is better safety. The building now has one main entrance, where guest have to check in using their license which runs a quick background check.
"I love it honestly. The culture of the old school and what it used to look like, got very rundown, and kids were getting tired of it, but I think this brought a breath of fresh air to everything,” says Senior Student Body President Tiffany Crews.
Open house for people to see the new improvements is Jan. 22.