Grain Valley Parents, Community, and District Employees,
As our students celebrate their second snow day in a row, I write to thank you for your support with the passage of yesterday’s school bond issue. The bond issue passed with 78.62% “yes” vote. Although voter turnout was lower than usual due to the snow, those who did make it to the polls gave us the approval we need to move forward. We also wish to thank those who worked to keep the polling places open and accessible yesterday. We appreciate the hard work of these workers and volunteers.
Although school is not in session today, I have given construction planners the go-ahead to begin the next phase of work to ensure the new secure entryways at seven buildings and the four new classrooms at the high school are in place for fall.
We have important work to do in the years ahead to enlarge and update our high school and it will take persistence to pass multiple bond issues to make this happen. We may not need to bring a bond issue to voters every year, but we will most years.
We recognize the responsibility that comes with the ongoing support from our community and are committed to working with you to continue to improve the education experience for our young people. Thank you!
Stay safe and warm, and blessings to you and your family.
Superintendent of Schools