The Bill and Nancy Boardman Family has gifted Grandview Heights Schools with a generous donation of $250,000 to help fund enhancements in the form of outdoor learning spaces as part of the comprehensive capital improvement project.
Bill Boardman is a 1959 graduate of Grandview Heights High School. “Funds for the creation of a new outdoor learning space were donated by Nancy and Bill Boardman out of great affection for the Grandview Heights Schools and in honor of the Class of 1959 and the significant number of Boardman family members that have attended our schools," stated Superintendent Andy Culp.
“I believe that Grandview Heights Schools are an important part of our community and are truly unique among public schools. Along with the other members of the Class of 1959, I have recognized this uniqueness over the years, and have fond memories of the high-quality faculty and staff that helped shape our lives. The current day education provided to students is also amazing and worthy of the Grandview community’s total support. The relationships that I formed during my time as a student have withstood the test of time and I feel so blessed to have been the beneficiary of such an amazing educational experience.”
Grandview Heights Schools is in the process of implementing the community-approved Facilities Master Plan, which will make safety, security, and ADA upgrades to all school buildings, build a new fourth through eighth grade school, and comprehensively renovate Grandview Heights High School.
The new outdoor learning space will enhance the project by connecting students with nature in an interactive, hands-on learning environment. These outdoor, collaborative learning spaces will provide students and teachers with new ways to explore concepts such as teamwork and cooperative learning, nutrition and fitness, and much more.
“We are extremely appreciative of the generosity of the Boardman family,” added Board President Jesse Truett. “Their donation will have such a positive impact on the education of our Grandview Heights Schools students for generations to come.”
To read the ThisWeek News article by Reporter Alan Froman, click here: https://www.thisweeknews.com/news/20191209/donors-gift-will-add-outdoor-learning-area-to-grandview-heights-schools