If D51 knew the high schools needed more work, why wasn’t this work included in the 2017 bond measure?

The school district had millions of dollars-worth of Priority 1 maintenance needs in 2017, and Orchard Mesa Middle School had been in need of replacement since the district first tried to replace it through a 2008 bond measure, which failed. Knowing that voters had not approved a bond measure since 2004 and that including a replacement high school on the ballot would more than double the cost of the 2017 bond, the School Board placed what they could on the ballot with the hope that voters would approve high school projects at a later date.