Recommendation to be delivered to the Board of Education this spring

Loveland, Ohio – At the third “Building Tiger Nation” community meeting in January, the Loveland City School District presented seven facility master plan options and accompanying concept budget estimates, which were developed by architects following assessments of the school buildings in 2018.

“Each option presented represents a combination of repairs and renovations to existing buildings and the creation of new facilities,” said Superintendent Dr. Amy Crouse. “It is clear that we don’t have any zero-cost options going forward. Simply maintaining our current facilities will require substantial funding in the years to come. And if we do nothing, our students’ educational needs will continue to be compromised by the ineffectiveness of our school buildings.”

“I will meet with district staff members to hear their comments and we’ll set up an online system for feedback on the Building Tiger Nation website so that we can continue to gather community opinion as we narrow down the options,” said Dr. Crouse. “Focus groups will dive deeper into certain aspects, like renovations and the potential addition of a fine arts center and an athletic complex. The community’s involvement is invaluable in the master planning process, which is ultimately guided by the needs of our students and teachers.”

The work of the “Building Tiger Nation” Finance Committee, launched in October 2018 as a forum for school finance education and discussion, will now shift gears to focus on analyzing the financing options available and developing a recommendation that will be presented to the Board of Education with the facility master plan this spring. All meetings of the Finance Committee are open to the public. For more information, visit www.buildingtigernation.org.

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