In the fall of 2022, Loudonville-Perrysville Exempted Village Schools conducted a series of community engagement activities that included surveys and focus groups of community members, students and staff with a goal of understanding what is going well for L-P Schools and what areas are in need of improvement. The engagements highlighted the need for continued work on our facilities and addressing some of the ongoing challenges of the aging structures. 

The Board of Education voted in the spring of 2023 to move forward with a facilities assessment in partnership with Garmann Miller, a K-12 professional planning and design firm. This study reviewed and evaluated the state of our current buildings, the accessibility of our spaces and identified areas of improvement or replacement. This was the first step in completing a master facilities plan, which aims to create a comprehensive approach to addressing building needs and ensuring a safe and accessible place of learning for our Redbirds that embodies the community’s vision for our district’s future. 

This fall, as the facilities assessment drew to a close, the district established a Facilities Task Force comprised of parents, community members, students, business owners, community partners, Board of Education members and school staff in order to create a community-driven plan for our school buildings that respects our rich history and prepares us for the future. 

The Task Force reviewed and assessed extensively, covering topics from funding sources to touring similar nearby districts. This review, with guidance from Garmann Miller, resulted in two Master Facilities Plan options that were shared with the community for feedback in late April, culminating in the recommendation to the Board of Education during the May 13 meeting. 

The recommendation prioritizes the phased construction of key academic spaces while maintaining and renovating existing facilities to optimize resources and accommodate evolving needs. Year One will focus on planning, followed by the construction of a Pre-K to 6 academic wing and shared spaces in Years Two and Three. Year Four and Five will see the completion of the 7-12 academic wing, with high school students temporarily relocating to swing spaces.

The project's total cost is estimated at $71,217,623, with the state of Ohio contributing approximately $15,681,130 through the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC), the District contributing $2,036,493, and the local/community portion amounting to $53,500,00.

Learn more about the recommended plan.

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