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Video: Elementary Facilities Public Study Session #1

November 18, 2022

The Board of Education held a public study session November 17 to explore two master plan options that have been recommended by the design team based on community input. 

One option includes updates to Fairmount for prekindergarten and the construction of two new elementary facilities–one at Bryden Elementary for grades K-2 and another at Hilltop Elementary for grades 3-5. The projected cost is $64.9 million. 

The second option includes renovations and additions to Fairmount for grades PreK-2 and a new elementary school at Bryden for grades 3-5. This plan also includes redeveloping the Hilltop site into a community recreation park. The projected cost is $58.4 million.

These options were narrowed from four master plans presented to the community in October. 

At the study session, the school board asked consultants from ThenDesign Architecture and Project Management Consultants detailed questions about the pros and cons of each option, construction duration, student impact, and project costs. 

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. 

View the full meeting:

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