Thank You and Next Steps
To the Tallmadge community, I say "thank you."
I am pleased to announce that the Tallmadge City School District is now moving forward with its plans following the results of the November 2016 election. The district had two separate issues, -- 43 and 44 -- to fund the construction of new school buildings and relocate the athletic facilities to the high school campus, and both issues passed.
We are so grateful to our community for voting to invest in our district. The new school buildings and athletic facility will be wonderful resources for our students and community, and we are excited to see progress beginning on both of these projects.
Over the next 90 days, we will begin the process of hiring an architect and construction manager for the academic project and an architect and construction manager for the athletic project. The goal is to have both teams assembled by March 2017.
Once the teams are assembled, we will start the community engagement process to determine what is most important for the new buildings and athletic facilities. We want to take our time and find the best possible companies for what we will need them to do. When the time comes to discover our community's priorities for these new facilities, we encourage all community members to be involved in the process. We want to ensure that these buildings reflect everyone's needs. For regular updates on the project, please visit our website.
Again, thank you to our community for passing both of these issues. The future of our district is looking very bright.
Jeff Ferguson, Superintendent, Tallmadge City Schools