LOGAN ELM SCHOOLS: BOND INFORMATION/CAMPUS SITE PLAN
LOGAN ELM SCHOOLS BOND INFORMATION
WHAT AND WHERE?
- The bond will generate funds to construct a new building divided into three school zones. The building will feature separate areas for elementary, middle school and high school students.
- The school will be located at the site of the current high school and middle school. Over the past two years, the District has worked on upgrading the aging facilities at the proposed campus without asking for more tax dollars. A few of the upgrades include a new septic system, track surface, and outdoor lighting.
- The McDowell building will remain open and serve as a resource for the district and community. Spangler Memorial Gymnasium will continue to be used for various athletic events. District offices will remain at McDowell.
- The anticipated opening, if passed on November 6, 2018, is the 2022-23 school year.
- Fully integrated safety and security technology will allow school personnel to control access to visitors and lock down our facility in times of emergency. A single campus will allow our school resource officer to service all students.
- A new facility will provide students with modern learning environments, which is challenging in buildings that are 100 years old. For example: state of the art science labs, technology in all rooms Provides handicap accessible buildings for our students and community members with mobility issues.
- One campus allows for balanced class sizes and will ensure district resources are available to every student at all times. For example: school nurse, physical therapy, occupational therapy, counselors
- Plan approved by the Ohio School Facilities Commission
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE……
- Bus Times - Travel times for all students in grades 5 and 6 will be reduced by 30 minutes with the elimination of the “shuttle bus” system that transports students to Salt Creek. Travel time for students in grades 7-12 will remain the same. The goal of administration and Board of Education is to ensure all elementary routes are under 1 hour.
- Old Buildings - The Board will work with community leaders to determine what will happen to the old buildings.
- History of the District -The Board plans to form a committee with representation from our community to decide how to incorporate the history of our 100 year old facilities into our new school.
- The State of Ohio will pay twenty-six percent of the project.
- The November 6 bond issue is for 6.79 mills.
- The State requires 0.5 permanent improvement levy that will allow for continuing funds to provide for preventive maintenance of the new facility
- The added monthly cost for $100,000 home is $21.26 a month.