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Facility Master Plan

Chagrin Falls Schools - Facilities Committee – 

Our Facilities Committee has been serving as a support and guidance group for many years on topics such as the Facilities Master Planning process, facilities planning, construction planning, capital improvement investment planning, and long term facilities guidance.  The school district is grateful to have this local group of industry professionals working with our leadership.  The committee has changed members over the years and the current active members are listed here in this document
 
 
PTO Facilities Presentation – February 15, 2017
At the February15, 2017 PTO Meeting over 100 community members attending a presentation and many went on tours of the Intermediate School.  Superintendent, Robert Hunt presented information about needed facilities updates and provided financial information about the upcoming May 2nd levy.  The presentation is available posted on this page and linked here.
 
 
Swing Space Presentation to the Board of Education – January 23, 2017
At the January 23, 2017 Board of Education Meeting a presentation was given to update the Board of Education about swing space planning (a temporary school facility) for the Chagrin Falls Intermediate School if construction occurs in the 17-18SY.  That presentation can be viewed in this linked document
 
 
Facilities Presentation to the Board of Education – August 16, 2016 
At the August 16, 2016 Board of Education Meeting a presentation was given to update the Board of Education about the work of the Facilities Committee. The committee provided and update on needs assessment for long range permanent improvement budgeting / needs and discussion an updated possible plan for swing space (where students would be housed during construction).  That presentation can be viewed in this linked document. 

Facilities Presentation to the Board of Education – July 25, 2016

At the July 25, 2016 Board of Education Meeting a presentation was given to update the Board of Education about the work of the Facilities Committee. The committee provided and update on possible construction of the Chagrin Falls Intermediate School and some cost saving measures regarding design and construction timeline.  That presentation can be viewed in this linked document. 

 

Facilities Committee CORE Team - May 18, 2016
The district held the first meeting on May 18, 2016 with the Facilities CORE Team.  This is Facilities Committee CORE team is a group of community members that are experts and leading industry professionals in the fields of construction, facilities planning, and operational budgeting.  We are grateful to have their expertise and leadership to help us in this process.  This group will be working over the next year to help ensure that the district achieves the best possible design to support the educational programming at the lowest possible cost for the Chagrin Falls Intermediate School design.  A list of those industry professional with their credentials is linked here.
 
Facilities Presentation to the Board of Education - May 2, 2016
At the May 2, 2016 Board of Education Meeting a presentation was given to update the Board of Education about the plan for possible construction of the Chagrin Falls Intermediate School and for discussion about the process for planning and engagement that might occur to accomplish those facilities goals.  That presentation can be viewed in this linked document. 
 
Facilities Presentation to PTO Meeting - February 17, 2016
At the February 17, 2016 PTO an update presentation was given about Facilities.  The presentation can be viewed in this linked document
 
Facilities Presentation to the Board of Education - February 8, 2016
At the February 8, 2015 Board of Education Meeting a presentation was given to revisit the construction and renovation of the Chagrin Falls Intermedaite School.  The board also examined a proposal for swing space design with a plan and prospective cost of relocating and housing Intermedaite School students and staff at the 7-12 campus during a potential construction. That presentation can be viewed in this linked document
 
Facilities Presentation to the Board of Education - October 19, 2015
At the October 19, 2015 Board of Education Meeting a presentation was given to examine a proposal for a redesigned for Chagrin Falls High School main entrance with improved safety and security as well as new construction for the main office, renovating the student commons and media center.  The is a reduced design from the original proposed design for this space that was associated with the 2013 Facilities Master Plan.  The presentation of the new design with the reduced scope can be viewed at the linked document
 
 
Facilities Presentation to the Board of Education - October 6, 2015
At the October 5, 2015 Board of Education Meeting a presentation was given to examine considerations for facilities projects that would need to be addressed in all buildings over the next 5 years.  Asummptions would be a five year life cycle of for the Gurney / Intermedaite School and a twenty plus year life cycle for Middle / High Schools.  The presentation is link here.
 
 
Presentation to the Village Architectural Review Board - August 4, 2015
The district presented a facilities update presentation to the Village of Chagrin Falls Architectural Review Board on August 4.  The presentation is posted on this website in the download section to the right or at this direct link here.  (larger download of 7MB may take a moment to load).
 
Facilities Presentation to the Board of Education - July 27, 2015
At the July 27, 2015 Board of Education Meeting a presentation was given to examine two options of renovating/building at the Intermediate School site.  Both involved retaining the current auditorium and gym. Design and cost overview information are in the presentation and located at this link on the right or directly here.
 
 
Facilities Committee Report Presented to the Board of Education - May 18, 2015
At the May 18, 2015 Board of Education Meeting a Facilities Committee Report was presented by Superintendent, Robert Hunt.     The purpose of the report is to provide the Chagrin Falls Board of Education with a general overview of the facility planning process and specifically on work that has taken place within the district facilities committee from April 7th - May 5th. This report summarizes the conversations, thoughts and opinions that have recently taken place for Board consideration.  The complete report is posted here on this website.
 
 
Facilities Presentation to the Board of Education - April 7, 2015
At the April 7, 2015 Board of Education Work Session a presentation was given to examine the option of building a new Intermediate School on the current site and retaining the current auditorium and gym as well as the presentation of a new PK-3 School at the Gurney site.  Design and cost overview from the presentation are posted here in the link to the right

 

Facilities Presentation to the Board of Education - March 2, 2015
At the March 2, 2015 Board of Education Work Session a presentation was given to summarize the cost analysis for maintaining the current school buildings.  The presentation is linked here.  (Cost summaries in the presentation tables include an additional 15% escalation due to age of the estimates and unforeseen costs.) Detailed items associated with the Ohio School Facilities Commission 2011 assessment are detailed here in the link spreadsheet.  
 
 
Facilities Presentation to the Board of Education - January 20, 2015

At the January 20, 2015 meeting, the Chagrin Falls Board of Education was provided a presentation and update from Stantec Architecture.  The link for this presentation can be found here. The Board of Education was also provided a financial summary that can be located at the following link (here). After the presentation, Superintendent Robert Hunt provided recommendations that aligned with feedback provided by the district Facilities Committee. Due to the significant costs related to all projects researched during the predesign phase, it was recommended that the district focus on projects relevant to the most pressing need facing the district, the elementary facilities. In addition, the renovation of Chagrin Falls Intermediate School was recommended to be removed from consideration due to the significant cost variance (approximately $13 million) between a renovation and new construction. The following three considerations were given as recommendations to the Board of Education for continued consideration and dialogue:

#1 Build a New PK-6 facility at the Gurney Site

#2 Build New 4-6 facility at the Gurney Site designed for future PK-3 expansion

#3 Build no new facilities at this time and increase the Permanent Improvement budget for current building operations and major projects/repairs.

The board will continue to evaluate financial implications of all three alternatives in the upcoming months. 

 
Facilities Update to the Board of Education - January 13, 2015
At a January 13 Board of Education meeting summary cost estimates for facilities projects were presented to the Board.  Linked here is the summary of the cost projections from Stantec based on two independent cost estimating firms.
 
 
Facilities Update to the Board of Education - January 5, 2015
At the January 5, 2015 Board Meeting Stantec architectural firm updated the Board of Education on the Facilities Pre-Design work.  The update included a presentation that is posted here on the website.  At the next Board Meeting on January 20, 2015 Stantec will present the two independent cost projections associated with the current pre-design work.
 
 
Facility Planning Pre-Design - Community Meeting #3 
On December 3, 2014 the district held a Community Forum to review preliminary design options; the presentation and designs are posted here.
 
VIDEO FROM DECEMBER 3RD FACILITIES MEETING
 
 
 
Facility School Tours for Elementary Schools:
 
As part of the recent district facilities planning conversation, the Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools would like to make facility tours available for Gurney Elementary and/or Intermediate School for community members or parents.
 
Tours of Gurney Elementary and Chagrin Falls Intermediate School will be held on December 16, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. and February 5, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. The tours will begin at Gurney Elementary and will last approximately one hour.
 
Community members and parents interested in touring the schools must register in advance, by contacting Carol Willert at 440-247-5449.
 
 
 
Facility Planning Process - Community Q&A Session

All residents are encouraged to attend to share their thoughts, concerns, and suggestions for the future of our district’s facilities.  The district held a moderated Q&A session regarding Facility Planning for the Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools Sponsored by the PTO on Monday, November 17, 2014.  This public meeting was filmed and is posted below.  


VIDEO FROM NOVEMBER 17 FACILITIES MEETING
 
 
 
Facility Planning Process Upcoming Meetings:

The meeting was part of the predesign phase with facilities.  The architectural firm Stantec will provide the Board of Education accurate numbers developed from specifications by the district with input into from the community.   A second community meeting will be held on December 3, 2014 at 7PM in the Performing Arts Center and then an update on progress to the Board of Education at the January 5, 2015 work session.  A final presentation to the Board of Education with cost estimates and preliminary designs will be presented to the Board of Education at the January 20, 2015 regular meeting.

 

Facility Master Plan - Prior Meeting - October 21, 2014
 
The district recently held a community meeting on October 21, 2014 presenting the community with a general facilities update and options of designs. The district also engaged those in attendance, asking for feedback from parents and residents. The presentation from the meeting can be view at the following link: http://tinyurl.com/CF-FAC-mtg-Oct
 
 

Facility Master Plan 

The Chagrin Falls Board of Education has entered into an agreement with Stantec Architectural firm to complete a facility master plan. 
Stantec presented a comprehensive Facilities Study to the Facilities Master Plan Team in November 2013.  A copy of the entire study is available for a PDF download at this link.


 

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