May 14 meeting agenda includes school facilities plan and Millikin
On Monday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m., the CH-UH Board of Education will have its first meeting with the city councils of Cleveland Heights and University Heights to discuss the school facilities master plan. The meeting is open to the public, and will take place at the Cleveland Heights Community Center, 1 Monticello Blvd.
Angee Shaker, director of communications for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School district, stated that as of May 8 the agenda has not been finalized, but she did confirm several topics of discussion. According to Shaker, “the three topics they will discuss for certain are 1) the Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District master facilities plan, 2) repurposing of closed schools under the plan, and 3) the Millikin property.”
In a May 8 e-mail, Shaker wrote, "We have been told that we can expect the Millikin appraisal by noon today. As soon as we do, we will send it to the board and then make it available to the public. We anticipate that the board will schedule an executive session to discuss the appraisal." As of press time, no additional information on the status of the appraisal was made available to the Heights Observer. On March 29, Stephen Shergalis, director of business services for the district, stated that the company conducting the new Millikin appraisal—the Charles M. Ritley & Associates—had "committed to providing the appraisal report to the district by May 7."
For more information about the district's master facilities plan. visit http://chuhfacilitiesmasterplan.wordpress.com.
Kim Sergio Inglis
Kim Sergio Inglis is editor-in-chief of the Heights Observer. She lives in the newly designated Shaker Farm Historic District in Cleveland Heights.