- Which building plan to go with ?
- Should we put a bond levy on the ballot in November?
This plan allows the district to build one building for K-8 as well as begin the refurbishing process on the existing high school. The existing high school is the only building in the district that complies with current Ohio School Standards. As shown here the building consists basically of two wings one for the lower grades and one for the upper grades housed on two floors. The athletic fields are not in the plan now but are on the drawing to show how things will fit and these can be developed later. Busses will be able to pick up and drop off students in two areas thus eliminating the comingling of older with younger students.
The number 2 question was so easy. Should the Board of Education put this to a vote in the November election. There were some outside factors. First there is a bill in the legislature that may eliminate special elections, limiting then number of times the issue could be put on the ballot. The other point of contention is that the Greenville Library is also asking for money on that election. Unfortunately, it will be listed as “”Greenville Schools Library” which could put a damper on the actual school issue. At any rate, the number 2 question passed so it will be on the November ballot if the board chooses to put it there.
All of this will be presented to the Board of Education at the May 24th meeting. It will then be up to them to move forward. This has all been a very positive experience for everyone involved. It has allowed a lot of people from all over the district to have input, understand what is going on and take things back to their neighbors. Feedback has been mostly positive. Now comes the job of educating everyone in the district on the project.
To keep things in perspective, this year marks the 100th birthday of the South School. No one is around who built it to celebrate. Let’s hope that is true of the new building in 100 years.
More later on funding, the campaign and other issues of building a new building.