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CH-UH Lay Facilities Committee Launches Website, Sets Next Meeting

The group will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at Gearity Professional Development School

The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Lay Facilities Committee has launched its website, chuhfacilities.org.

The site provides more information about the committee, which has 27 members, meeting dates, minutes and more.

The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at Gearity Professional Development School.

The committee, created by the CH-UH School Board at the recommendation of FutureHeights and Reaching Heights, is to examine the facilities master plan and determine what aspects of the plan the community would support.

At its first meeting, the committee appointed a chairperson and discussed its charge. Click here to read The Sun Press article, which includes details from the meeting.

The committee selected Patrick Mullen, executive director of Reaching Heights, to lead the group.

"We got to a point where the board decided if they put (the facilities master plan bond issue) on the ballot this year, it probably wouldn’t have passed," Mullen said. "Broadly, our task is to come up with recommendations on a plan that is instructionally sound and fiscally responsible and can enjoy broad community support."

The committee will meet about every three weeks from now until early May, Mullen said. In order to get a bond issue to pay for a portion of the plan on the November 2013 ballot, the school board must review and approve legislation in July.

The committee will schedule about 11 meetings.

"We'll be meeting in the schools around the district so we can see what we're talking about," Mullen said. The group's first meeting was in the newly renovated Legacy New Tech small school, part of the facilities master plan pilot program.

Sam Bell October 13, 2012 at 06:15 PM
The Subcommittee on Sustainability will be meeting at the Lee Rd/Dellwood Library on Thursday 10/18 from 7-8:30 pm. Interested members of the public are invited.
Garry Kanter October 13, 2012 at 06:57 PM
That's great! Thanks for the invite!

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