Cleveland Heights - University Heights Board of Education meeting highlights 5-24-12
MAY 24, 2012
- New facilities plans
- Resolution deadlines
All board members were present.
New facilities plans
Stephen Shergalis, director of business services, presented three new plans for the facilities project:
- Plan C-1: Renovate and redesign only the high school at a cost of $92 million. This could be covered by a bond issue and the other schools’ renovations funded by other means.
Plan C-2 and 3 would maintain an elementary school in University Heights with the rest of plan C left in place:
- Plan C-2: Renovate and redesign the high school and also Gearity as a pre-kindergarten through grade five building.
- Plan C-3: Renovate and redesign the high school, create a pre-kindergarten through grade three building at the Wiley site and create a grade four through eight building at the Canterbury site.
In order to borrow at current appraisal values, the board would have to borrow this year or next. State funding under the Ohio School Facility Commission would be limited to 14 percent of the cost for the square footage that the state approves. Discussion included doing only the high school and two levies. The amount of the levy was predicted to be 6.83 mills and the schools could borrow at 4 to 4.25 percent.
Two resolutions must be passed by July 9, 2012 and both can be passed at the same meeting.
LWV observer: Adele Cohn.
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