Voters approve bond measure for new GJHS

Voters approve bond measure for new GJHS
Posted on 11/02/2021
GJHS building

Grand Junction, CO - School District 51 and the D51 Board of Education would like to thank the community for investing in a new Grand Junction High School! An investment in a new building is an investment in the future of Grand Junction High School students for generations to come. We are honored and delighted to have a community that supports our Tigers.

With the passage of 4B, the district will be able to sell bonds this winter and begin the process of building a new high school. Construction is scheduled to begin next year and wrap up by the end of 2024. Students and staff will remain in the current building while the new building is under construction on the same property at 1400 N. Fifth St.

The new school will be three stories tall and will preserve the east gym and the art building - both of which were built using piles, unlike the other buildings on Grand Junction’s campus. The new building will also have piles, which anchor the foundation to hard shale instead of clay, preventing the new school from experiencing the same maintenance issues that plague the current buildings. In addition, having one main building with a single public entrance adheres to modern school security standards.

We would like to thank Citizens for School District 51 co-chairs Tim Foster and Sarah Shrader, campaign manager Daniel Haas, and all of the Citizens for School District 51 volunteers for their tireless efforts in campaigning for the bond measure. We also want to thank our advisors from the community for suggesting a clear, concise, and fiscally responsible proposal. The district is committed to transparency with all bond dollars, and will continue to post updates at

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