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CH-UH Facilities Master Plan: Your Concerns, Praise, Questions

After hearing more about the design ideas at various community meetings, what are your thoughts? Share them here, where there is also information about upcoming meetings and a Q&A from the last meeting

Residents had several questions and concerns at the most recent Cleveland Heights-University Heights Facilities , where architects and school officials proposed two options for renovating and restructuring the school district. Each would close about a half a dozen schools.

In “Design Idea A,” remains a high school, and pre-kindergarten through eighth grade campuses are created at , and .

In “Design Idea B,” Heights High remains a high school, K-8 campuses are created at Roxboro and Wiley and PK-3 programs exist at , and Coventry.

The two ideas were narrowed down from nine original plans. Click for the full article from the last meeting.

Click here to find a PDF, provided by studioTECHNE, of the full list of questions and answers from the meeting Feb. 22.

Parents and residents had questions about the appropriateness of younger students and middle-schoolers at the same site, how closed buildings would be re-used, where athletic facilities like fields and pools would be located and why plans do not address the large population of students in the north end of the district.

The panel of officials answered questions. Some campuses would have separate buildings or separate areas within buildings for the different age groups, and they could stagger start times. There are ideas of how the district would re-use the schools, such as creating a health and wellness center or moving athletic facilities to one closed school site. And architects would take into consideration concerns about the north end of the district.

Did you attend any of these meetings or those organized by community organizations and groups? What do you have to say about the plans? Tell us in the comments below, or send a letter to the editor.

There are more opportunities to hear about the plans and share your input:

Thursday, 6:30 p.m., . will lead a discussion about the master plan.

Friday, 8:00 a.m., studioTECHNE offices, 12210 Euclid Ave. The Heights Alumni Association will lead a discussion on the master plan.

March 21, 6:30 p.m., Heights High Social Room. The fourth CH-UH Facilities Master Plan Community meeting.

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