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Facility Planning Update

After over two years of research, 48 community meetings, 2,600 community touchpoints, and multiple surveys that gathered resident feedback, Grandview Heights Schools are now in the Decisions Phase of the Facility Planning Process.  

As part of the Decisions Phase, an independent Financial Advisory Committee (FAC) has been established and is comprised of community members with high level business and financial backgrounds who are proven leaders.  The FAC will meet from January through March to make final recommendations to the superintendent regarding the following: both funding the facility plan and a possible operating levy; whether to engage in the entire recommendation or components of the recommendation; how the plan will be phased-in; how to address classroom swing space during construction; and the evaluation of our existing Permanent Improvement levy.   Based on the FAC’s recommendations to the superintendent, the Board of Education will consider whether or not to place a levy on the November 2018 ballot.  No final decisions have been made regarding the amount, scope of work, or exact costs of any potential levy. 


A Financial Advisory Committee tab has been added to the Facility Planning tab on the district's website.  The FAC tab includes a list of members, meeting schedules, and meeting materials.  


Photo: Financial Advisory Committee community members include (seated from left) Mike Leach, Sr. VP/CFO, Nationwide Insurance; Mike Curtin, Retired Vice Chairman & COO, The Dispatch Printing Company and former State Representative; Katie Matney, Chief Philanthropy Officer, The Women's Fund of Central Ohio; Doug Daughters, Director of C&I Sales, IGS Energy; Jennifer Voit, Director of Primary Care Network, Nationwide Children's Hospital; (standing from left) Ray DeGraw, Mayor, City of Grandview Heights - Ex-Officio Member; Kent Studebaker, Mayor, Village of Marble Cliff - Ex-Officio Member; Teri Alexander, President, Alexander Financial Planning; David Ward, VP of Finance and Asset Management, The Daimler Group; Melanie Mueller, Senior Analyst, Grange Insurance; Blake West, Sr. Investment Professional, Nationwide Insurance (Bond Investor); Steve Papineau, Owner/CEO, Shelby Management.  Not pictured: Ricky Day, Principal, Day Companies; Jack Kukura, Chief Investment Officer, Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing; Mike Morosky, Partner, Lazear Capital; Clarence Simmons, President/CEO, SIMCO Real Estate Development and Construction