In 2003, the district adopted a Long Range Master Facilities Plan that envisioned a 10-year program that would result in the rebuilding or renovation of all our schools. Although it's taken a little longer than 10 years, the district is now poised to finish the final phase of construction with the recent passage of our third bond issue for the complete project.
We have already rebuilt or renovated four elementary schools, two middle schools and half of the high school. The third and final phase of the plan will rebuild the unfinished portion of Lakewood High (the east end) and Grant, Lincoln and Roosevelt elementaries.
What is the current status for the final phase of construction?
Our community on Nov. 5 passed a 3.75 mill bond issue and permanent improvement levy that will now allow the district to receive $50 million in matching funds from the State of Ohio for the $100 million project. Now, the planning is underway.
What happens next?
First, architects must be selected. Then, community meetings will be held to gather input from the public on the design of the new buildings and to gather comments/concerns about the project as it moves forward. Demolition is expected to start Summer 2014. Students will be in their temporary homes beginning with the 2014-15 school year.
How long will the construction process take?
Approximately two years for the elementary schools and two and a half years for the high school.
Construction Hotline: 216-227-5315
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