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Superintendent's Message

Dr. Todd M. Nichols, Superintendent/CEO

Dr. Todd M. Nichols
Superintendent/CEO

Cuyahoga Falls City Schools is gearing up for the initial unveiling of the 6-12 campus schematic design. I hope you will join us at this community event on October 19, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. in Cuyahoga Falls High School Auditorium.

 

The new 6-12 campus schematic design is the culmination of months of community, staff and student feedback sessions. The initial event with these stakeholders, Educational Visioning, took place in May and identified key design points for the new building, including flexible and collaborative spaces, improved traffic circulations, integrated outdoor learning spaces, easily identifiable entrances, and integrated athletics facilities for maximized building usage.

 

Beyond the Educational Visioning, the district is participating in the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) Classroom Facilities Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide an additional $33.2 million in project funds to add to the $80.6 million funded by the district through a 5.33-mill, 36-year bond issue approved by the community as an aspect of the 2019 tax levy.

 

For the Cuyahoga Falls 6-12 Campus, the district is using the High-Performance Learning Environment POR (which is based on Educational Visioning and academic feedback) as a guide. Using this POR allows designers more freedom to create collaborative, student-centered spaces alongside core academic areas. Participation in this program creates a set of guidelines in the form of a Program of Requirements (POR) that must be included in the building design to ensure educational needs are met.

 

With POR requirements in mind, alongside the abundance of community and educator feedback, the ThenDesign Architecture (TDA) team has developed the initial schematic design for the 6-12 Campus. This collaborative effort between the district, TDA, OFCC and Hammond Construction will allow for the exploration of building materials, colors and textures and an opportunity for closer examination of the building project’s cost breakdown.

 

We thank all of those who have made this moment possible and hope you will celebrate this momentous occasion with us!




10/6/2021


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