Friday, August 13, 2010

{taken off the school districts bond website}


Construction Continues as Usual!

“Although boring to some, given the long, arduous journey of this project the last 10 years, this is exactly where we want to be,” according to Darryl Taylor, the new Director of Facilities and Planning at CJUSD. Recently-hired Mr. Taylor is working closely with the District’s Program Manager, Seville Construction Services and the project construction management team, Vanir, to get up to speed on this project, learning its history. Setbacks as well as triumphs punctuated site acquisition, funding, and start of construction activities. However, the positives far outweigh the challenges as attested by future Grand Terrace high students who recently elected the Titan for the school mascot and turquoise and black for its school colors. Grand Terrace High School, when complete will represent another triumph for Colton Joint Unified School District.

{Update on High School}

Check out this website on updates of our New High School. I am not sure how old this website is but it is kept up to date.

Monday, May 24, 2010

{letter to the editor (the sun)}

Third time no charm
Posted: 05/23/2010

The Colton school board, at its last meeting, approved spending $40,000 for a parcel tax measure feasibility study to see if residents of the Colton Joint Unified School District might approve yet another revenue-generating scheme.
The district has already proven that it can't handle financial prosperity - the funding of projects from recent bond measures B and G. Measure B money was squandered, without many of the amenities listed, before pre-voting promises even started. Measure G is again following suit by the very real possibility of not completing promised projects in its completed pre-bond election literature (i.e., recalling the "twice promised" Grand Terrace High School).

It may be time to make the district responsible for its actions. The Colton district could have possibly allotted, instead, a portion of the $40,000 for money management and basic economic courses for those that are handling the money.

In this era of money shortages at all levels, including personal finances, why would tax money be used in such a manner?

If you give someone in need money twice and they don't spend it as promised, would you fall for the same ploy a third time? I won't. Remember there is an election coming up in November.

Grand Terrace

Thursday, March 25, 2010

{broken promises}

At the oversight bond G meeting on Monday we learned that the Grand Terrace High School will be completed without some of the amenities that were promised on and in the web site that was posted, such as stadium, swimming pool etc. It is a shame that after being promised a finished product well over a decade ago with bond B, and then after failure and a re promise of the school with bond G, that it still cannot be completed . Many people risked their reputations by supporting G to fellow citizens with the promise of total completion as shown on artist renditions etc. In addition voters trusted their/your word with a yes vote. We as an oversight G group forwarded a recommendation to the board I am in hopes it has been shared with you and that you give it a lot of thought. There will be a lot of very upset citizens and not only in Grand Terrace if their trust in your word and promises is broken yet another time.