February 1, 2020
UPDATE: LOCATION for THE WED. FEB. 26 VISIONING SESSION HAS BEEN MOVED TO: MUNSON TOWNSHIP HALL 12210 AUBURN ROAD (44024). REGISTRANTS HAVE BEEN EMAILED TO NOTIFY THEM OF THIS IMPORTANT CHANGE, AND PHONE CALLS ARE BEING MADE TO CONFIRM RECEIPT OF THIS INFORMATION. Please contact [email protected] with questions.
Educational Visioning Sessions: Feb. 22, 2020 and Feb. 26, 2020
Chardon Local Schools is extending an invitation to the entire Chardon community to attend an upcoming Educational Visioning session facilitated by ThenDesign Architecture (TDA) and provided at no cost to our school district. The sessions are specifically designed for the school district to gain community input concerning the development of a long-term facilities plan in response to our aging school facilities.
Our Board of Education is committed to revisiting Chardon Schools' facilities planning process, a process that will involve consideration of each of the 3R's (and any combination thereof):
In an effort to accommodate both weekday and weekend schedules, Chardon Schools is offering two dates from which community members can choose. Note: Registration is required and Chardon Schools and TDA kindly ask interested community members to commit to the entirety (full 6-hour duration) of one (1) session as these are not designed as drop-in events. Participation in an entire planning session is important. Please see details below:
Educational Visioning Session I: Saturday FEB. 22, 2020 9:00am-3:00pm
Educational Visioning Session II: Wednesday FEB. 26, 2020 8:30am-2:30pm
Location: Geauga County Public Library Administrative Center Meeting Room 12701 Ravenwood Drive (Chardon, OH 44024)
Provisions: Coffee, beverages and a light lunch will be provided.
Online Registration: For online registration, please visit http://bit.ly/Register_EdVisioning
Registration by Phone: If you prefer to register by phone, please contact the Board office at 440-285-4052 during school hours.
To learn more about Educational Visioning sessions, Chardon Schools and TDA invite you to watch this five-minute VIDEO, which provides an overview of purpose and interactive format.
Questions? Please contact the district at [email protected].
We are sharing this invitation via multiple communications channels in an effort to reach the entire community. Please feel free to share with your fellow community members.
Chardon Schools looks forward to collaborating with you.
~The Chardon Local School District
Chardon Schools’ Facilities Advisory Committee Makes Recommendations Concerning School Future Bond Issue and Facilities Planning
Dear Chardon Schools Stakeholder:
The Chardon Local School District’s Facilities Advisory Committee met on Thursday, November 7, 2019, to discuss the results of the November 5th election and the failure of the proposed bond issue for the construction of a new 6-12 facility along with other locally-funded initiatives. The proposed issue failed by a margin of 44% for the issue and 56% against the issue.
The Committee acknowledged a divide within the community over the issue of new school facilities. In order to meet the needs of the district’s students, it will be important to work to unify the community around a vision of a future capital improvement plan. Recognizing this, the recommendation from the committee is to not place another bond issue request on the March 2020 ballot.
Additional recommendations from the committee to the Board of Education include the following:
The district should reboot the planning process from the starting point of the enrollment projection and facilities assessment completed by the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission.
The focus of the planning process should continue to consider a variety of viewpoints from across the Chardon community to ensure that divergent perspectives are represented in the recommended master plan that results from repeating the planning process.
Again, the committee values the perspective of the Chardon community and recognizes that the only way to successfully address the significant school facility needs that exist in our community is through a process that brings everyone together around a common goal.
I will share these recommendations from the committee with our Board of Education on Monday, November 18, 2019.
Michael P. Hanlon, Jr., Ph.D.