New school approved by D51 school board

By: Andrew Reid Email
By: Andrew Reid Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) – A new charter school received a resolution of approval to become a school at Tuesday night's District 51 School board meeting.

The school board's approval means Juniper Ridge Charter School can move forward with its plan to open on Aug. 12.

The school has found a temporary location where it will be based for up to four years. The temporary location is where Caprock use to be, at 640 24 and 1/2 Road just north of the Goodwill.

A permanent site will be chosen at a later date.

"We're not technically a school until the district has signed a contract, so now we're a school, and now it is possible. Then a lot of grant money that we've been awarded will be released for us to spend," says Patrick Ebel, administrative director for Juniper Ridge.

Officials with Juniper Ridge plan to have the modules that will be used for classrooms in place by July 15 .

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