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Beachwood Board of Education Public Study Session 1

Facilities Master Plan: Message from the Beachwood Board of Education

The Beachwood Board of Education released a statement to the community regarding its Nov. 28 decision on a master plan to construct two new school buildings at their current locations. In the message, the Board stated: "We are grateful to the Beachwood community for being active participants in this process. Your feedback has guided this momentous decision. We believe this plan answers the call of the community and best positions our district for the future." Read the full statement here. 
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November 28 study session

Board of Education reaches decision on elementary facilities master plan

The Beachwood Board of Education has decided on a master plan to ensure the District’s aging elementary facilities are future ready. The plan preserves the District’s tradition of smaller schools in parklike settings within residential neighborhoods and retains the current grade configurations and traffic flows. The Board is expected to vote December 12 on two resolutions necessary to move the project forward.

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Elementary Facilities Study Session 1 - November 17, 2022

Video: Elementary Facilities Public Study Session #1

The Board of Education held a public study session November 17 to explore two master plan options recommended by the design team based on community input. The conversations will continue during a second public study session scheduled for 7 p.m. on Monday, November 28 at the Beachwood Board of Education. 
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Elementary Facilities Master Plan Recommendation November 14, 2022

Elementary Facilities Master Plan Recommendations

ThenDesign Architecture and Project Management Consultants recommended two master plan options to the Board of Education during a public presentation on November 14, 2022. The recommendations are based on community input gathered through surveys and conversations with residents throughout the master planning process. Watch the full meeting and view the slide presentation.
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October 20 2022 Elementary Facilities Community Meeting

Highlights: Elementary Facilities Community Input Session #2

More than 90 residents attended the second community input session on October 20. Attendees shared pros and cons for each option on sticky notes, which were posted on feedback boards. This feedback will be used to inform the design team’s recommendation to the Board of Education on Monday, Nov. 14. View a slideshow and read the summary of pros and cons.
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October 20 2022 Elementary Facilities Community Meeting

Elementary Facilities Project Frequently Asked Questions

Read frequently asked questions on the four master plan options currently under consideration. Questions were submitted by stakeholders through an online survey as well as in person at the October 20 community meeting. 
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Elementary Facilities Options

View four master plan options

Review and share feedback on four master plan options developed with community input. Documents in this post include: (1) a handout about the community input session on Thursday, Oct. 20; (2) the master plan options, along with the associated costs and timelines for completion; (3) a conceptual drawing of a Hilltop recreational park; and (4) a handout about school funding for construction projects.
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Hilltop Elementary

Video: Hilltop Elementary Virtual Tour

Watch a virtual tour of Hilltop Elementary to learn about the challenges and characteristics of the building, constructed in the 1950s. 
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Image Gallery: Staff Input Session

Join the Conversation

Please mark your calendar for these community events.

UPCOMING MEETINGS


Board of Education: Vote on Elementary Facilities Master Plan Resolutions
Monday, December 12, 7 p.m.
Board of Education, 24601 Fairmount Blvd.


PAST MEETINGS


Tour: Bryden Elementary

Tuesday, September 6, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Bryden Elementary, 25501 Bryden Rd.

Childcare is provided.

 

Tour: Hilltop Elementary

Thursday, September 8, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Hilltop Elementary, 24524 Hilltop Dr.

Childcare is provided.

Monday, September 12, 7 p.m.

Board of Education, 24601 Fairmount Blvd.

 

Community Presentation: Elementary Building Needs and Master Planning Concepts

Thursday, September 15, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Bryden Elementary, 25501 Bryden Rd.

* The community is invited to arrive 30 minutes early to tour the grounds and building. Childcare is provided.

Community Presentation: Elementary Facilities Master Plan Options

Thursday, October 20, 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Hilltop Elementary, 24524 Hilltop Dr.

* The community is invited to arrive 30 minutes early to tour the grounds and building. Childcare is provided. 


Facility Master Plan Recommendation to the Board of Education
Monday, November 14, 7 p.m.
Board of Education, 24601 Fairmount Blvd.


Thursday, November 17, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Beachwood High School - Community Meeting Room, 25100 Fairmount Blvd
Childcare is provided.

Monday, November 28, 7 p.m.

Board of Education, 24601 Fairmount Blvd.




The Results Are In!


View the results of the community-wide elementary facilities survey.



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