Construction Update: December 2022
Visiting the site today, we can see footer work beginning! Crews are building frames to install before footers are poured. The front wall of the High School gym is marked off. Being on the ground, when it's covered in light snow, makes it a bit difficult to see the entire site but you can get an idea of how big the footprint is. Driving along the elementary side takes a while!
Construction Update: December 2022
We have a construction start date of January 23rd. There will be contractors on site digging and starting to pour the foundations and footers for our new building. We should start to see the building rise vertically up out of the ground sometime in Mid-March. We are also working on getting a construction camera on site which will give us a daily snapshot of the progress.
You will start to see subcontractor construction trailers very soon. These are not the management team. We purchased the existing house in order to use it for the management team and in doing so we will be saving over $100,000 in trailer rentals for the duration of the project. The district will not be renting any office trailers.
Financial presentation from December Board of Education meeting
Conger Construction Group presented the Board with an updated timeline for the project:
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Presented Design of Exterior and Some Interior
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Front Exterior view larger
student parking in foreground; visitor parking in the center
Front Exterior (Daytime) view larger
Front Exterior (Evening) view larger
Welcome! view larger
Cafeteria from Rear Entrance view larger
Chemistry Lab/Classroom view larger
English/Language Arts/Extended Learning Space view larger
Rear of Building view larger
staff parking lot at left; portion of bus parking & turnaround on right
Rear and Event Entrance (Daytime) view larger
Rear and Event Entrance (Evening) view larger
Overhead View of Site with Traffic Flow
Proposed Schematic Design
First Floor Plan
Second Floor Plan
Master Floor Plan
Illustration of Grounds
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
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; 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.
Tentative and subject to change due to weather and other factors.
- Planning & Design - 2021
- Groundbreaking - Thursday June 2, 2022
- Preparation of athletic fields - August 2022
- Groundwork for water & sewer - September 2022
- Building completion - Spring 2024
- First classes - Fall 2024
2019 Facilities Meetings Data
On September 16, 2019 Valley View Local Schools held a Facilities Town Hall to discuss the five options proposed by the Facilities Committee. On September 17, we shared the presentation in an online video and published an online survey so we could get feedback from the entire community.
[NOTE: This is data, feedback & presentations from 2019 and is included here as part of the historical record of the new campus]