Monday, August 6, 2012
Tell us, what aspect of a comprehensive school facilities plan is important and essential to you? What should be the next step in the process?
Many parents in the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District who have spoken at public meetings say they know the school buildings need work. But the details of how to renovate the district's facilities are what have caused a debate over Plan C, the facilities master plan approved by a narrow vote of 3-2 at the July 3 Board of Education Meeting. The concern from residents prompted three board members to change their vote on a $130.6 million bond issue that would have paid for a portion of the $206.2 million plan, so that instead of approving it again 3-2, the board unanimously rejected it on second reading. Eric Coble, school board vice president, said postponing the bond issue would give the community more time to develop…
Thursday, July 5, 2012
The CH-UH School Board voted 3-2 to approve the facilities master plan. Members explained why they supported or opposed the idea before voting. Here's what they had to say.
At Tuesday's regular Cleveland Heights-Univeristy Heights School Board meeting, members voted 3-2 to approve the facilities master plan, a $206.2 million project that will reconfigure and renovate buildings in the district and calls for closing three elementary schools. Before starting the formal vote, each board member explained the difficulty they had making the decision and why he or she supported or opposed the plan. Browse the photos above to see excerpts of statements from each board member.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The Cleveland Heights-University Heights School Board will consider approving Plan C, one of the proposed ideas for the facilities master plan, and consider taking the first steps to get a bond issue on the November ballot.
There is a big item on the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School Board’s agenda Tuesday that has been anticipated for months — the recommendation to approve the proposed facilities master plan. The board will meet at 7 p.m. July 3 in the Deborah Delisle Educational Options Center for its regular meeting. Plan C, which would renovate and reconfigure schools in the district by 2022, is estimated to cost $206.2 million. The district hopes to put an estimated 5.9-mill bond issue, which would pay for $130.6 million of the project, on the November ballot. (It was determined that 5.9 mills would result in this amount instead of the $137.2 million discussed at the last meeting due to an estimated decrease in property valuation.) …
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Steve Shergalis, CH-UH business services director, presented the new plans at a meeting Thursday night.
Cleveland Heights-University Heights School Board members heard three more ideas for the proposed facilities master plan at a special meeting Thursday, May 24. In all three new options, Heights High would be renovated first and the only school worked on in the first phase, and the district would use two bond issues to pay for the project instead of one. Construction would stop for about four years between the first and second phases. In two options, there would be a primary school in University Heights. The new plans would push the project’s completion date to 2029 instead of 2022 as outlined in the first revised version Plan C. The team of architects working on a comprehensive facilities plan for the district and administrators crafted …