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Employee of the Month

Congratulations to Crestwood School's employees for being chosen "Employee of the Month" by the district administrative team.  They were recognized at the March board meeting for dedication and commitment to Crestwood Schools by their administrators.Karen Graves

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Terri Lawless

FAQ: The Bond Issue on May 2nd

What are we voting on?

What Crestwood voters will see on May 2nd is an issue for 4.45 mills for a 7-12 building and .5 mills Permanent Improvement measure. 

 

How was the cost of a new building determined if you don't know what it will look like?

The State of Ohio has a formula used to determine the budget needed for a school building based on current enrollments, future projections, current available space, total square footage needed, and cost of that square footage. It was through this calculation that Crestwood was given a budget number by the state by which the Bond issue was created. As part of using their formula and projections, Crestwood is able to receive co-funding from the state for the new building. This co-funding would not have been available to Crestwood had the district decided to just renovate the two buildings. We'll talk more about that below.

 

How can we be sure that the new school can be built for the stated cost? What if it's more?

The new school will be built with a Construction Manager at Risk overseeing the project. This method is preferred because it places a construction professional in charge of the project. The construction manager agrees to a Guaranteed Maximum Price before the start of the design process and cannot exceed that number. The Construction Manager at Risk is responsible for all aspects of the construction process, freeing the district administration from day-to-day construction decisions and allowing them to focus on their responsibilities to the district.

Crestwood Bond Issue May 2, 2017 Issue #6 vote

Crestwood High School is nearly 60 years old and is not conducive for learning and teaching in the 21st century.  The building is inefficient to operate, is poorly organized, lacks modern security features, and is not easily handicapped accessible. Crestwood Middle School is newer but does not provide the greatest educational opportunities our students need for their futures.

 

Crestwood Schools gathered input from the community and worked with experts and the State of Ohio to create a plan for our future.   This bond issue would replace our aging High School and Middle School.

 

If the issue passes, the State of Ohio will pay for nearly 30% of the cost of the new school.  If we don’t pass, the funds will go to another community.

 

The issue means a new High School, on the existing site, with a 7-8 grade wing and a separate 9-12 grade wing.  It will also means two gymnasiums and an auditorium.

 

The new high school will be built using local construction service companies when possible, meaning our local tax dollars will stay in our community.

 

Under the plan, the existing middle school will be repurposed for board offices and will be available to students for gym practice space and to our residents for community uses. 

 

The issue means 21st century learning spaces that will better prepare our students for college and jobs- important since the quality of our schools are critical to our community and to our children.

 

Better facilities will help keep and attract people to our community.

 

 

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