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Facilities Master Plan

 The District is in the process of developing a Facilities Master Plan.
In 2015 the Chardon Local School District engaged in strategic planning, which resulted in key recommendations regarding our facilities.
  • In July 2016 the District began working with the Ohio Schools Facilities Commission (OSFC) to conduct an initial assessment of our current facilities and provide enrollment projections.
    1. The assessment concludes that the majority of our school buildings are beyond reasonable renovation and need to be replaced (the State employs the 2/3’s rule: If the cost of renovating is at least 2/3 the cost of building new, the recommendation is to replace)
    2. Enrollment is projected to decline 10 percent over the next ten years
    3. The assessment recommends reducing the number of elementary buildings to streamline operational efficiencies
  • The District organized a Facilities Advisory Committee, comprised of community members, parents, and staff, to review the assessment and develop a long-range Facilities Master Plan
  • The Board of Education hired Then Design Architects (Willoughby, OH) to validate the assessment and assist the Facilities Advisory Committee in developing a conceptual master plan that is cost-effective and meets the long-term educational needs of the District
  • The Facilities Advisory Committee, with assistance from Then Design Architects, provided its recommended Facilities Master Plan to the Board of Education in May 2017. The committee recommended waiting until the district passed its operating levy before undergoing a bond issue campaign.
Informational Meetings were held across the District on the following dates in the 2017 school year:
Wednesday, February 8 - Park School, Monday, February 13 - Maple School, Wednesday, February 22 - Munson School and Tuesday, March 7 - Hambden School
Community Forum I - Saturday May 6, 2017
9:00 – 11:00 am
Chardon High School Cafeteria
Community Forum II - Tuesday, May 9, 2017
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Chardon High School Cafeteria
Phone Survey
District conducted a random sample phone survey of 500 registered voters the week of May 8, 2017
Email questions or comments: facilities@chardonschools.og

Planning Documents

PowerPoint Presentation
July 2016-August 2017
Master Plan Options Summary
Facilities implementation strategies from strategic plan
Synopsis of District's facilities




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