For nearly six months, the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District has met with residents, parents and students dozens of times to get feedback on plans to renovate and rebuild .
Wednesday night, residents will hear details about the proposal that made the final round — The final facilities master plan community meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. in the Social Room.
The third design idea was unveiled after residents that called for closing about a half a dozen schools. The district scheduled and to get additional input.
In the third proposal, three elementary schools — and — would close. Parents and teachers at Gearity Professional Development School about the fact the school, which is the only elementary building in University Heights, would close under all facilities design ideas at one of the community meetings.
The agenda for the community meeting, posted on the CH-UH Facilities Master Plan blog, indicates that after a brief welcome statement and a presentation of Plan C, people will break out into nine different stations throughout the room, each with specifics on an aspect of the plan. The blog detailed what each table would include:
- Superintendent – Talk with the superintendent about the vision of the district
- Idea C – Learn about the current idea for aligning the facilities with the educational program
- Partnerships – Discuss ideas for partnering and community resources
- Infrastructure – Learn about the existing facilities
- Education – Talk with the assistant superintendent about education in CH-UH
- Phasing – Learn how Idea C can be constructed and phased
- Cost Projection – Discuss the estimated costs for Plan C
- Pilots – Learn about the pilot student base learning centers that will be constructed this summer
- Athletics – See how the Stadium and Pool at the High School can be transformed to better serve students and community members
A Q&A session will follow.
Communications Director Angee Shaker said after this meeting, the district will continue to modify the plans.
"We will continue to gather community input and make refinements as we go. The additional neighborhood meetings have been very helpful because they gave us more opportunities to answer questions and clear up some of the misconceptions," Shaker said by email.
The Board of Education will meet to discuss the facilities planning report and recommendations at a work session set for 7:30 p.m. April 23.
Check out the current details of Design Idea C, and tell us, what do you think about the plan? What do you hope to find out at the meeting?
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