community & alumni
Our commitment to preparing our youngest citizens for their futures starts with providing them a safe and secure learning environment. We cannot sit back and ignore the deteriorating facilities and their accompanying educational and financial challenges. Check back over the next few months as we take you on a virtual tour of our facilities. Learn the facts and see the photos detailing the challenges our teachers, staff, and students face on a day-to-day basis.
Building Advisory Committee

This fall we will be re-establishing the Building Advisory Committee (BAC) - a committee that will represent a broad cross-section of our district. The BAC will meet at least four times to thoroughly assess the needs of our facilities. This committee will be charged with:

  • Reviewing enrollment studies, demographics, and property values
  • Examining Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) assessments detailing exact issues with each of the facilities and the costs associated
  • Touring the district facilities
  • Reviewing the results of listening sessions with teachers, staff, parents, and residents
  • Evaluating the results of a statistically-valid telephone survey of our community
  • and lastly, recommending a long-term facility solution to the school board 
The input and feedback offered by our stakeholders and community members is essential in this process, and will help us determine our next steps. We cannot sit back and do nothing as our buildings deteriorate around us, with the cost to fix them rising each and every day.
If you are interested in being a part of the BAC or have questions about our facilities, please contact District Superintendent, Mike Von Gunten at 440-965-5821. 


Process Update

The administration and board have been listening to the community and gathering feedback about our facility challenges. Working together to identify a long-term solution to these challenges is in the best interest of our students, community, and the educational excellence of our district. We thank you for your patience and support of these efforts. Together, we are Firelands.

Meeting Information
During the meetings, we gave a brief background of how we got to this point, and then took some time to hear from you. Attached are group responses to the following questions:
10-12-2017 Meeting topics:
Some Areas of Concern
For additional information on the multiple issues surrounding our facilities, please follow this link to the #iAmFirelands Facebook page.
Building Assessments
Enrollment Reports
Get Involved!
September 28th at FHS
7:00 pm
Listening Session
October 11, 2017 at FHS
6:00 p.m. 
RSVP to lseman@firelandsschools.org or by calling 965.5821 
Building Advisory Committee
October 12th at SAMS
 7:00 pm 
Building Advisory Committee
October 26 at SAMS
7:00 pm 
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