Facilities Planning

Facilities Planning

Facilities Planning

As students, parents, staff, and community members begin to prepare for the upcoming school year, we want to take this opportunity to provide an update on our facilities planning and progress which has taken place this summer.

In May, voters approved a bond issue to construct a new elementary school and a permanent improvement levy to assist with the maintenance of our facilities – Thank you!

Throughout the summer we have taken many important steps and completed several tasks in the facilities planning and development process including the following:

  • Obtained construction legal counsel services

  • Issued Bonds to fund the project

  • Determined the project delivery method

  • Finalized architect/engineering design service agreements

  • Issued the Request for Qualifications legal notices for construction management firms.

  • Developed a tentative Design Phase and Construction Phase timeline in consultation with legal, design, and construction professionals.

The energy and excitement for the project is outstanding and very much appreciated. At this time, we remain on track and committed to the timeline shared with our community during the Issue 3 campaign. Certainly, it would be nice to have a new school right now; however, responsibly designing and constructing such an important facility takes time and great attention to detail. The school facilities construction process is significantly controlled by State law and the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission for districts that operate under OFCC programs - as we do with the Expedited Local Partnership Program. Ensuring the design and construction quality is done so at a quality level, while also controlling costs, remains a very important part of the process. 

Community members, staff members, Board members, students, and other professionals will continue to come together over the next several months to inform the process and design our elementary school to support the Bloom-Carroll learners for generations to come.

Please continue to visit our facilities planning website for further information and updates.

 
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