Master Facilities Community Meeting: Jan 28

Master Facilities Planning: Community Meeting Jan. 28
Posted on 01/11/2020
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The Lakota Local Schools strategic plan calls for an in-depth assessment of the district's facilities, with the end goal being to build a plan that protects Lakota's most important assets and supports the type of learning that will carry our schools into the future.

“In total, Lakota’s 25 buildings are valued at more than $400 million. Furthermore, their average age is 32 years,” added Chief Operating Officer Chris Passarge. “It is critical that we have a firm grasp on what is required in upcoming years to keep our buildings in working order and updated with spaces that align with our long-term vision for teaching and learning at Lakota."

A committee, which includes the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC), VSWC Architects, an educational visioning expert and district leaders, has been formed to lay the groundwork for the district’s master facilities plan. This group has been gathering detailed data on Lakota’s facilities and thoroughly examining current and projected enrollment to help devise a plan in partnership with the community.

The first of many community meetings in this process is an information night scheduled for Jan. 28 at 6 p.m. at Hopewell Junior School. The group will be sharing their initial research about Lakota's facilities. Parents, staff, students and community members are invited to attend this important meeting and be a part of building Lakota's future.

Click here to learn more about Lakota's Master Facilities Planning process.