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The Firelands Local Schools Building Advisory Committee

In an effort to solicit community input regarding the current facilities of the Firelands District, the Board of Education formed a Building Advisory Committee. This page provides members of the community with access to valuable information pertaining to the work of the committee. The Board of Education is committed to transparency of process and members of the community are encouraged to contact District Superintendent Mr. Mike Von Gunten at 440-965-5821.

The general overview of the Building Advisory Committee is as follows:


o   To consider an opportunity to pursue facility upgrades (construction project) including renovation, new construction, and a combination of renovation and new construction

o   Discussion of all building assessments in the district to establish needs and priorities

o   Develop a district master plan for grades k-12

o   Consider the use of partial project funding by the State of Ohio through the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC)

o   Develop a recommendation for the Board of Education consideration by April

·         Process:

o   Presentations on various factors for consideration

§ All current building assessments, enrollment projections, master plan options, budgets/millage, state funding, grade level configuration, curriculum, and any other requested information

o   Discussions—large and small group

o   Potential community meeting for community feedback

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