It starts with kids, and it ends with a community we can be proud of. Vote YES on 3A and 3B.
The sample ballot is out! Read the language for 3A and 3B.
Economic Impact Analysis. Conducted for School District 51. September 2017.
Prepared by Gary Horvath, Broomfield-based Economist, and Kristi Pollard, Grand Junction Economic Partnership on behalf of Economic Development Council of Colorado
Maintaining aging buildings is costly and the work never seems to end. Mesa County School District's Foundation recently gave this presentation regarding facility and maintenance & operations overview for the District.
A school bond provides a financial avenue for school districts to meet an immediate specified need. These specified needs can range from a new school, classroom building, gymnasium, or cafeteria +/or to repairing an existing building, new buses, upgrades in classroom technology or security, etc. A school bond issue must be voted on by the members of the community in which the school is located.
The following list of Repair and Maintenance projects was taken from our district’s Facilities Master Plan.
This section of the Master Plan was updated by the Blythe Group Co. in 2016. Budget estimates for these items were provided by the same independent, third-party, professional cost estimating firm that provided budget estimates for our 2004 bond projects.
Outdoor recreation is an important part of the Grand Valley’s culture, lifestyle, and economic viability. The Outdoor Recreation Coalition (ORC) was formed to ensure that as our economic impact grows, we continue to serve the community that we rely upon. We owe a lot to the Grand Valley, not only its steadfast commitment of support to our industry but to the folks that continue to support the local businesses and lands that make our coalition so strong. Further, we believe a healthy, thriving community starts with a strong commitment to its future leaders, business owners, and citizens.
The BEST Grant Program was established in 2008 to provide an annual amount of funding in the form of competitive grants to school districts, charter schools, Institute of charter schools, boards of cooperative educational services, and the Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind. The funds from a BEST grant can be used for the construction of new schools as well as general construction and renovation of existing school facility systems and structures.
Our committee members are working hard presenting the facts to the community, even if that means they do it group by group. View some of the facts of the Powerpoint presentation. If you'd like to schedule a presentation for your group, contact Angela Christensen via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Teachers are doing their best to overlook some of the poor conditions in their classrooms, but, parts missing from ceilings, the constant smell of mildew, and poor carpet conditions are unacceptable! Our educators and students deserve better than this.
Vote YES on 3A and 3B this November.
If not now, when?
That’s the question that brought together a coalition of business owners, teachers, parents, and voters to form Citizens for School District 51, the grassroots organization behind the campaign to pass the bond and mill levy this November.
Different people have different reasons to support the Bond and Mill Levy. For Angela Christensen, Foundation Coordinator at the D51 Foundation, there are three main reasons she is supporting this measure in November.
While the money collected from the Mill Levy and Bond will be a lot of money for the School District to make improvements to areas that need them, it is a minimal amount of money for individuals in our district.
Thanks to the hard work and sacrifice of our Palisade High School maintenance staff, the main PHS gymnasium is in very good condition. In partnership with District 51, we have refurbished the floor, put in handrails on the bleachers for the safety of our guests, repaired the mechanical systems numerous times, and replaced the scoreboards that were no longer operational.