I am pleased to announce that we are now moving forward with our plans for the district, following the results of the November 2016 election. The district had two separate Issues, 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 construction projects, please check back to our website.
Again, thank you to our community for passing both of these issues. The future of our district is looking very bright!
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year.
It is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year. We are excited to begin another successful year and look forward to the great things ahead.
This fall will be an important time for our district as we prepare to be on the November ballot.
Our district works hard to maintain its buildings and provide our students an excellent educational experience. Throughout the 2015-2016 school year, the district conducted an extensive community engagement process to determine the future plan for our schools.
On November 8, voters of the city of Tallmadge will see two issues regarding the Tallmadge City School District: a 3.86 mill bond issue focusing on academic needs and a 0.9 mill bond issue focusing on the athletic facility needs.
The 3.86 mill bond issue will consolidate the district's primary, elementary and middle schools into two buildings, a K-5 building and a 6-8 building on the middle school campus to provide academic space for 21st century-learning. This includes supporting technology needed for instruction in today's world and creating flexible classroom spaces to support best teaching practices and collaboration. This will also create operational cost savings and efficiencies.
The 0.9 mill bond issue will pay for the relocation of the high school athletic facilities. As a district, we are committed to providing best safety practices for our students. The relocation of would keep our high school athletes on the high school campus.
Voting is in the hands of our community members and I encourage you go to the polls on November 8.
This is our community, our plan and our vote.
For more information on the Tallmadge City School District's upcoming bond issues, please visit www.tallmadgeschools.org.