Another round of tours will take place for Greenon Local Schools residents who want to have input on how the district builds its new school.
The school offered tours of Milton-Union Local Schools in West Milton and Ridgemont Local Schools in Mt. Victory in June. They will visit Franklin-Monroe in Arcanum, Ohio, at 9:30 a.m. and Monroe in Middletown, Ohio, at 1:15 p.m. July 31.
Voters approved by about 500 votes a $36 million bond issue on May 2 to build a new pre-k through 12th grade school. The 6.98-mill bond will cost a taxpayer who owns a $100,000 property in the district a little more than $20 a month. The state will pick up $18 million of the costs through the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission.
Superintendent Brad Silvus said the tours are a good opportunity to help plan for the new school.
“In our first round, we saw two beautiful school districts and gathered a lot of information about layouts, designs and unique features that each district had in their buildings and how those features support learning and teaching,” he said. “We are, again, interested in having community, parents, staff and students take a look at other school buildings to see what designs are being used, what they like about these facilities and ultimately what we want in our buildings.”
He encourages anyone interested in helping the schools to attend the tours.
“We are offering for anyone to attend as this new facility belongs to our community and thus we want feedback and input from as many people as possible. We hope to visit different facilities to get ideas on layouts, design and what newer learning spaces can look like so that when we begin our visioning process with the state later in the summer we can have an idea of what we want for our facility,” Silvus said.
To register to join the tour, visit the Greenon website or call the board office at 937-864-1202. Questions can also be directed to Silvus at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the board office.