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During their July 21, 2014 meeting, the Forest Hills Board of Education approved placing a 4.45 mill bond issue (Issue 4) on the Nov. 4 ballot to fund the $103 million plan. The issue also included .5 mills to create a permanent improvement fund to provide revenue for future building maintenance.
On November 4, 2014, district residents approved the passage of Issue 4.
Funds from this bond issue have allowed the district to move forward in addressing facilities issues at every school in the district by extensively renovating eight neighborhood schools and building a new school to replace Wilson Elementary. It also:
- improved learning environments for all students
- provided more secure entrances and security features at every school
- increased handicap-accessibility and meet current ADA codes
- added climate-control features to our schools, including air conditioning systems at four schools that do not currently have AC
- provided flexible learning spaces for innovative learning at every school
- upgraded technology at every school
- relieved traffic congestion at many schools
- provided additional classroom space to accommodate the gradual implementation of full-day kindergarten
- took advantage of interest rates and construction costs that are the lowest they have been in 30 years.
BOARD PRESENTATIONS/CONSTRUCTION UPDATES
Oct. 22, 2018 facility presentation
Sept. 24, 2018 facility presentation
August 27, 2018 facility presentation
July 23, 2018 facility presentation
June 25, 2018 facility presentation
May 21, 2018 facility presentation
April 23, 2018 facility presentation/budget update
March 28 facility presentation
Spring 2018 Construction Update (newsletter)
Feb. 26, 2018 facility presentation
Jan. 22, 2018 facility presentation
Dec. 28, 2017 facility presentation
Nov. 27, 2017 facility presentation
Oct. 23, 2017 facility presentation
Winter 2017 Construction Update (newsletter)
Sept. 25, 2017 facility presentation
August 28, 2017 facility presentation
August 7, 2017 facility presentation
June 26, 2017 facility presentation
May 22, 2017 facility presentation
Spring 2017 Construction Update (newsletter)
Feb. 27, 2017 facility presentation
Feb. 22, 2017 AHS and Transportation Meeting FAQ
Feb.16, 2017 Construction Update
Jan. 23, 2017 Construction Update
For information prior to 2017 please contact the Communications Department at 513.231.3600
In February 2015, the district completed its second round of meetings with building “visioning teams” consisting of staff members, administrators and parents who discussed facility issues and needs that affect teaching and learning in each school and classroom, as well as possible solutions.
From late February through April, the district held community meetings during which community members heard a summary of the results of a specific neighborhood school’s visioning meetings and discussed exterior design options, including school entrances and security vestibules.
Below are presentations from the community meetings held in 2015.
8471 Forest Road
2465 Little Dry Run Road
7080 Grantham Way
2600 Bartels Road
1500 Nagel Road
7560 Forest Road
2650 Bartels Road
943 Rosetree Lane
8400 Northport Drive
BOND ISSUE INFORMATION
Frequently Asked Questions
Bond issue announcement press release
Information on what projects the bond will fund at each school (Anderson High School, Turpin High School, Nagel Middle School, Ayer Elementary, Maddux Elementary, Mercer Elementary, Sherwood Elementary, Summit Elementary, Wilson Elementary)
OFCC evaluations summary report
SSOE evaluations summary report
Facilities survey results summary
Draft of facilities options (presented at May 16, 2014 Board meeting)
Facilities questions may be directed to Mike Broadwater, Assistant Superintendent, at 231-3600.