The Mariemont City Schools Board of Education heard recommendations from two different community committees regarding plans to address long-term fixes to the high school facility and enhance the quality of education students receive. The presentations mark the end of a nearly two-year community process to determine the best way to address the challenges at the high school
“This has been a very open, honest and collaborative process,” said Mariemont City Schools Superintendent Steven Estepp. “We value the input of our residents, parents, staff and students. They have given us their time and expertise to help maintain excellence in our schools and in our community.”
The Community Project Team presented its final recommendations regarding the scope and design of Mariemont High School. The concept design includes a new academic wing with the addition of more learning environments and collaboration/gathering areas for teachers and students. It also includes renovations to the performing arts spaces and minor upgrades to the athletic facilities. Click here to see the entire presentation presented by the Community Project Team.
The Finance Team proposed that the district place a 3.0 mil operating levy and a 5.75 mil permanent improvement levy on the November 2018, ballot. This combined levy would generate approximately $1 million of annual operating dollars to cover day-to-day expenses such as teachers, technology and utilities and $43 million for the high school project. Click here to see the entire presentation presented by the Finance Team.
“It is clear how much work went into each of the presentations tonight, not only from the teams that presented them but from the entire community throughout the past two years,” said Board of Education President Nan Dill. “We have a lot of information to reflect upon before the next board meeting, but on behalf of the entire board, I want to express our sincere gratitude to all who have had a part in bringing this Master Facility Plan to fruition.”
The Board of Education is expected to vote on the final cost and design scope of the Master Facility Plan at the next regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting on May 14. That meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in the Mariemont Elementary cafeteria and is open to any parent, staff or community member who wishes to attend.