Proposed Schematic Design
The following recommendations were made and approved by the Board of Education at a Special Meeting on September 27, 2021:
- Recommend the Board approve Conger Construction Group, Inc., to serve as the construction manager at risk for the classroom facilities assistance program project and authorizing negotiation and execution of an agreement for services.
- Recommend the Board approve Fanning Howey Associates, Inc., to serve as the design professional for the classroom facilities assistance program project and approving agreement for services.
- Recommend the Board approve the resolution selecting Four Seasons Environmental, Inc., to serve as the commissioning agent for the district's classroom facilities assistance program project and approving an agreement for services.
With our new building project underway, we wanted to invite community members, parents, current and past students and staff to plans and layout. Clicking this link will take you to the set of videos featuring five different areas of the proposed Valley View campus that were presented at the end of August. The feedback portion has ended but you can view community feedback here. We are still looking at a Fall 2024 opening date.
District Secures State Building Funding, Completes Acquisition of Weaver Property
After facing some uncertainty due to the pandemic's strain on the state budget, the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) has confirmed that we will be receiving our share of funds for the building project voters approved during the primary election.
Weaver Land Acquisition
A key aspect of our plan has been a land swap with the Weaver family to secure land adjacent to the current high school. That acquisition was finalized Jan. 22, 2021 with signatures by the school treasurer and Board of Education president.
Phillips Land Purchase
Previously, the school had also announced the acquisition of the Phillips property, which includes the house next to the high school. This purchase provides more road frontage on Farmersville-Germantown Pike to access the Weaver property and a house that will be used first as a construction headquarters and later for student occupational training.
Opportunity to Build K-12
The building plan approved originally called for grades 6-8 to be housed in the current high school, which was a way to acknowledge the community's request to keep the building.
The Board of Education has green-lighted a plan to use funds from the bond issue in Locally Funded Initiatives to help build a full K-12 facility. See the results of the community survey conducted prior to the Board meeting.
Uses for Current High School
Planned uses for the current high school would include pre-school for all, eliminating wait lists; the central office; a community area and a health facility in partnership with a major local health care provider. The existing high school gym would be available for community use, along with potential upgrades to support performing arts.
Valley View is working with design firm Fanning and Howey on a timeline for construction and will be meeting with the OFCC to hire a construction firm.
See the image below for a view of the Weaver land, Phillips property and planned location for our K-12 school. Buildings and parking areas are approximate and not shown as they will be built.