After being outed on social media, school officials had to admit they knew about but did not disclose information about the assault at Grandview High School in May.
“These incidents should be focused on with a bright spotlight to ensure ourselves there are no more victims, that we know what to watch for in other kids, and to learn how to create awareness around issues and make sure victims understand it’s not their fault, that these are predators,” said Margaret Ochoa
“My compass in each of these incidents has been protecting our students in every possible way,” Bull said in the statement. “As always, we as a district will review our practices and bring forward our learnings from both of these situations. We will critique our actions and responses in an effort to improve, especially when it comes to ensuring the safety of our students.”
Harry Bull is tireless in his advocacy for students and public education, and one of the most effective voices at the state level when it comes to making the case for adequate school funding, according to the Colorado Association of School Executives
School officials estimate the district would need about $250 million from bond sales to cover the cost of new construction and remodeling needs. Officials estimate the district would need to raise taxes about $33 million a year for debt service on the bonds. In addition, school officials are asking residents to increase property taxes across the district $23.9 million a year
Currently, no changes will be made to middle or high school schedules, although additional snow days could change that reality, according to Bull.
“It’s in the basement of church, so we have to make sure it’s up to code, there’s a safety plan in place, and it’s equivalent to all of our other facilities,” Amole said. “And it’s in a whole different area of the district than they had originally planned. What we need to know from them is if the people who were interested when it was elsewhere are still interested.”
The change from the ACT to the SAT is due to be implemented this spring. Since 2001, the ACT has been Colorado’s statewide assessment for high school juniors.