Indian Hill School District engages community

Indian Hill School District engages community about facilities needs
Posted on 09/25/2018
September 24 2018 Community Meeting

The Indian Hill School District put out the call for help, and the community responded. The District hosted a community meeting Monday, Sept. 24, at the Indian Hill High School Cafeteria to present an overview of facility needs and finances to a crowd of dozens. Now, those community members have joined the District in forming the Facilities Assessment Task Force.

“These task force members represent residents within our community; these individuals are leaders in business, experts in their field, and all have an interest in the schools and the work and planning ahead,” said Indian Hill Superintendent Dr. Mark Miles. “We are all invested in the welfare of our students and our schools, and with the challenge we face as a District – planning to protect our investment must begin now.”

 

The Facilities Assessment Task Force will meet in small teams during October and November to tour District buildings; participants will deliver recommendations to the Indian Hill Board of Education in the near future. The community meeting followed the District’s publication of a debut Financial Prospectus, which was mailed to all residents within the Indian Hill Exempted Village School District in August.

“We want all of our Braves involved in this process; there is a place for everyone – we will all benefit from the talent, time, and interest each member brings,” said Dr. Miles. “Our process will be open, transparent, and inclusive.”

 

Those wishing to participate in the process can join at any time. Those residents interested in getting involved are asked to email IHSDcommunication@indianhillschools.org.

 

“This process comes at an important time for the Indian Hill School District,” said Treasurer Mick Davis. “Based on an initial assessment by professional architects, the total list of repairs and capital needs throughout the District far exceeds the District’s budget. Moreover, right now the District is having to divert funds away from the operating budget in order to make needed repairs. As a result of that, the District’s operating budget is also seeing stress. This process will help inform and prioritize how the District should proceed.”

 

If you were unable to attend the September 24 Community Meeting, you can watch a video recap of the presentation here:

  

This is the first of a three-part video series the District has produced to share the information from the September 24 Community Meeting. 

To see the complete three-part series, visit the Facilities Assessment page on the District website.