The question of how to pay for a football stadium at West High School has been around since long before the school opened. A 2012 proposal of 6.7 mills would have raised about $128 million for a high school, all of its athletic facilities and other district needs. It failed with about 58 percent of residents voting against it.
One year later, a revised proposal of 2.9 mills for what would become West High School passed easily. It did not include money for a stadium.