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Facilities Master Plan

District Continues Work with Facilities Master Plan.

 

Our district’s school facilities are failing our students and our community.  Over the past few years educators have been working on a solution. Since 2016, the Facilities Advisory Committee, local architects, The State of Ohio and district educators have been working to find a solution.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION

  • In July 2016 the District began working with the Ohio Schools Facilities Commission (OSFC) to conduct an initial assessment of our current facilities and provide enrollment projections.

  1. The assessment concludes that the majority of our school buildings are beyond reasonable renovation and need to be replaced (the State employs the 2/3’s rule: If the cost of renovating is at least 2/3 the cost of building new, the recommendation is to replace)

  2. Enrollment is projected to decline 10 percent over the next ten years

  3. The assessment recommends reducing the number of elementary buildings to streamline operational efficiencies

  • The District organized a Facilities Advisory Committee, comprised of community members, parents, and staff, to review the assessment and develop a long-range Facilities Master Plan

  • The Board of Education engaged Then Design Architects (Willoughby, OH) to validate the assessment and assist the Facilities Advisory Committee in developing a conceptual master plan that is cost-effective and meets the long-term educational needs of the District

  • The Facilities Advisory Committee, with assistance from Then Design Architects, provided its recommended Facilities Master Plan to the Board of Education in May 2017. The committee also recommended waiting until the district passed its operating levy before undergoing a bond issue campaign.

DISTRICT MASTER PLAN

The Facilities Advisory Committee recommended a two-phase master plan that is shown in the graphics below.  The two-phase plan calls for the following:

COMPLETE MASTER PLAN CONCEPT DESIGN

Phase One 2020 - 2023

  • Construction of a new 6-12 school.

  • Construction of a new 700-seat auditorium.

  • Renovation to the existing football stadium to incorporate a track, replace field turf, replace scoreboard, replace temporary bleachers, add locker rooms and training spaces.

  • Construct new Transportation Compound.

  • Reconfigure Grades 2-5 to attend current Chardon MS in August 2023

  • Reconfigure Grades K-1 to attend current Park ES in August 2023

  • Continue PK at current Maple ES

Phase One funding is projected at approximately $76 million dollars funded through a proposed 37-year bond issue of approximately 5.7 mills.

MASTER PLAN CONCEPT DESIGN PHASE ONE




Phase Two 2026 - 2028 (projected)

  • Construction of a new PK-5 school.

  • Construction of a new baseball/softball field and tennis courts.

  • Construction of new Administration Building.

Phase Two funding is projected at approximately $36 million dollars funded through a separate proposed 37-year bond issue and any available state construction credits.  The district is currently eligible for an estimated $8 million dollar co-funded credit from the state.

OUR WORK IS CONTINUING

We are in the middle of a community input process to hear your thoughts and perceptions about these recommendations.  We welcome your feedback to ensure that the final plan is in the best interest of our students, community and the educational excellence that is the hallmark of Chardon Schools.

 

Planning Documents

PowerPoint Presentation
July 2016-August 2017
Master Plan Options Summary
Facilities implementation strategies from strategic plan
Synopsis of District's facilities

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