Orchard Mesa Middle celebrates election results

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Wednesday morning was met with joy at Orchard Mesa Middle School, as students and teachers celebrated local election results.

Voters in Mesa County approved two measures that will give School District 51 a lot more money to update schools, curriculum, technology and more.

"We turned some music on this morning and students came out of their first period classes and celebrated the success of the bond," Cheri Vana, Principal Orchard Mesa Middle School, said.

School District District isn't wasting any time. They hope to break ground on a new Orchard Mesa Middle School as soon as possible and want to have it ready for students in August of 2019.

The new facility will be built on the south side of the property where there are some sports fields and courts.

Once kids move into the new building, the old one will be town down. The gym and pool building will remain.

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