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Successful campaign for mill levy override was well-funded

Ivy Vogel

Facility Innovation Services Inc., a Grand Junction construction company, contributed the largest sum of money to the Garfield School District Re-2 mill levy override campaign.The company is building Re-2’s Coal Ridge High School between Silt and New Castle. It donated $10,000 to the campaign, which helped pass a $2.7 million mill levy override. One of the purposes of the override is to be able to provide the staffing to open the high school.Mark DeWolfe, owner of Facility Innovation Services Inc., said that when he works in a school district, he usually tries to donate some money to the district.”I’m elated that it passed,” DeWolfe said. “They have the revenues to open Coal Ridge as well as maintain current level of staff for class sizes.”If the mill hadn’t passed, it wouldn’t have affected Facility Innovation Services Inc. because district voters already had approved the bond issue to fund construction of Coal Ridge, DeWolfe said. DeWolfe’s company has worked in Jefferson County, Denver Public Schools, Cherry Creek Public Schools and Englewood Public Schools.Contact Ivy Vogel: 945-8515, ext. 534ivogel@postindependent.com


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