Loveland, Ohio – The Loveland Board of Education is expected to discuss the purchase of the Grailville property at a “Special Meeting” on December 3.

No formal agenda for the meeting has been published yet, but besides discussing Grailville, the Board is expected to continue discussions with their Ad Hoc, Short Term Advisory Committee* that has been established to help the Board of Education to determine whether a March ballot issue is feasible or not. The committee met for the first time with the Board on November 26.

The determination of millage for a ballot issue in March 2020 must be approved in a formal resolution of necessity by the Board of Education on 12/10/19. Seven days later (12/17) the Board must approve a resolution to proceed.  The resolutions must be given to the Board of Elections by 12/18/19.

The video of the December discussion is being up-loaded so stay tuned if you are interested in hearing the back and forth between the Board and residents. No consensus on how to move forward was reached. You can watch Part 1 and 2 right now by visiting LOVELAND MAGAZINE TV. The videos are being uploaded in 25-minute increments so you can easily pause and can return to take up where you left off.

To bone up, here is the Option to Purchase Grailville Contract and the Appraisal of the land the District received.

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*Ad Hoc, Short Term Advisory Committee

This ad hoc advisory committee has been established for the purpose of helping the Board of Education to determine whether a March ballot issue is feasible or not.  The committee will work with the Board while the meeting is in session which will allow for interaction between committee members and board members.

On 11/26, the committee will be invited to join the meeting after the board has concluded regular business outlined on the agenda.   On 12/3, the full board meeting time will likely be given to the work of the committee.

Should the work result in a determination that a March ballot language is feasible, we must meet election timelines.  The determination of millage for a ballot issue in March 2020 must be approved in a formal resolution of necessity by the Board of Education on 12/10/19. Seven days later (12/17) the Board must approve a resolution to proceed.  The resolutions must be given to the Board of Elections by 12/18/19.

Should the work result in a determination that March is not feasible, the Board and community will focus on a November 2020 operating levy.

Following the 12/3/19 meeting, this committee will be dissolved having served its intended objective.  However, should the format be successful we will develop a system to continue the work and identify a way to give more people an opportunity to participate if they wish.

 

Up-Coming Meetings

  • Tuesday, December 3, 6 PM (special meeting) (LMS/LIS Media Center)
  • Tuesday, December 10, 6 PM (work session) (LMS/LIS Media Center) (LMS/LIS Media Center)
  • Tuesday, December 17, 6 PM (special meeting)




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