CHUH Lay Facilities Committee Narrows School Restructure Options
Cleveland Heights-University Heights votes to access costs of restructure models with five and seven elementary schools.
The Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District's Lay Facilities Committee voted to find the costs of three reconfigurations at Wednesday's meeting.
The committee, created by the CH-UH School Board at the recommendation of FutureHeights and Reaching Heights, is tasked with examining the facilities master plan and determining what aspects of the plan the community would support.
In January, the committee presented six scenarios to reconfigure the district by closing some schools and using only the property that the district already owns — and cut the number of open schools in the disctrict from 11 to seven or eight. Wednesday they asked for pricing on two versions of scenario 2A from the PDF to the right.
The committee also asked for the cost of keeping all seven of the district's elementary schools open — not because it's a probable scenario, but to provide the committee context for the other two scenarios.
In 2A, the district would keep two middle schools — Roxboro and Monticello — and Heights High open. Fairfax and Noble elementary schools would close.
The committee asked its architecture and construction consultants to provide pricing for this scenario with Gearity closed and Wiley open and for the same scenario but with Wiley closed and Gearity open.
The committee also approved a measure that funds the middle school and high school renovations and configuration with the November 2013 levy, and plans for a levy in a few years that would fund the elementary schools reconfiguration.
The committee is hosting three public meetings next week to hear community feedback on the scenarios and consider whether the scenarios match up with a survey that was taken last month on the community's priorities for the district's future.
The meetings will be at 7 p.m.:
- Tuesday, March 12 at Wiley Middle School
- Wednesday, March 13 at Roxboro Middle School
- Thursday, March 14 at Monticello Middle School
Click the PDF to the right to see the results of the survey and the six scenarios that the committee considered.