For a more detailed explanation addressing the buildings and properties please see the letter from Superintendent Davis that summarizes the laws surrounding this issue. The letter more specifically addresses the Peninsula community given the future of the Intermediate School. While there are no official plans at this time, it is important to note that the district and communities impacted by these properties are working together on a solution. It is also important to note that what can be done with the buildings is controlled, in some respects, by the State of Ohio.
The following summarizes the current general plan as required (Ohio Revised Code 3313.41) in sequential order:
- Upon passage of the bond and completion of the building design phases, construction will begin and once complete the Primary and Intermediate buildings will be closed. K-5 students will then be housed in the new building on the Quick Rd campus.
- First, when closing the buildings the Board of Education must offer the property for sale to the governing authorities of start-up community schools or college-preparatory boarding schools located within the territory of the school district. No such schools currently exist at this time.
- Second, the State requires the Board of Education to work with the local municipal jurisdiction, Cuyahoga Falls for the Primary School and Peninsula for the Intermediate School, where the buildings and property reside to determine how they will be used.
- Finally, if the local municipality does not wish to use the property the Board of Education can sell it at a public auction.
The goal is to have a plan defined prior to the election so that the community will be able to make an informed decision with their vote. As soon as this plan is finalized and available for the public, it will be posted here as well as other sources.