SELAH, Wash -- Last year voters in Selah rejected a large bond proposal for several new schools.
So this year, supports have returned with a smaller, more targeted proposal. Peter Dell, Co-chair of friends of Selah, a pro-bond group, says their research from last year's vote indicated that voters thought the bond was too much money.
Instead of building several new schools, the new proposal will build just one. The $19,000,000 bond will replace Selah Junior High. The fifty year old school has cracked wall, exposed wires and inadequate classrooms. All points Friends of Selah are stressing.
They also say the school isn't safe because its a number of different buildings, with dozens of entry and exit points. If someone were to bring a gun into one of the buildings, it would take more than five minutes to lock down the school.
Supports of the bond have two and half months to pound the message into the mind of voters, who go to the polls on May 15.