As we first communicated with you in our 2018 Financial Prospectus, we are diverting funds from the operating budget to pay for needed building improvements and emergency repairs. Due to this demand on our budget, the District launched a Facilities Assessment Task Force comprised of community members, parents, and staff members in 2018.
District’s community-based facility process to detail needs
Work and planning to fully assess the school facilities within the Indian Hill School District continue and remain on schedule. As a next step, the District’s Steering Committee, a subcommittee of the overarching Facilities Assessment Task Force
, launched the next phase of the work which includes an analysis of capital needs at all District school buildings and facilities.
Create and present two to four District capital improvement scenarios for the consideration of the Board of Education that provide learning excellence for students and staff.
We envision learning environments to enhance opportunities for each student to achieve his/her potential in academics, arts, and athletics. Proposed District capital improvement scenarios will:
1. allow students and staff to thrive in safe, supportive, and collaborative learning environments;
2. incorporate best practices in K-12 learning environments while providing flexibility to adapt to future needs; and
3. optimize financial resources provided by our taxpayers to benefit students, staff, and community members.
• Safety & Security
• Learning Environments (current & future)
• Infrastructure & Energy
District Finance Committee to play key role in facilities process
Additionally, Treasurer Mick Davis has convened a Finance Committee to review school funding processes and capital/operating funding options. The Steering and Finance Committees will join forces to draft potential scenarios for the Board of Education to consider late fall 2019.