Representatives of Citizens for School District 51 paid a visit to the Sentinel's editorial board Tuesday to make the case for the $179.5 million bond measure on November's ballot.
We asked the hard questions — seeking assurances that a new Grand Junction High School can be built on its current site without structural problems that plagued the school from its initial construction more than 60 years ago. We also wanted to know more about how cost projections were calculated.
But the Sentinel's editorial board consists of six individuals largely supportive of the district's efforts to improve educational outcomes, which includes creating and maintaining safe and modern learning spaces. So the conversation was less about persuading us to get behind the measure and more about analyzing the community's mindset when it comes to supporting schools.