The Milford School District is completing a phase of its Master Facilities Plan with the opening of two new elementary schools in August. The next phase of the Milford's Master Facilities Plan calls for replacement of the two oldest buildings in the district, the Milford Junior High School and the Milford Preschool. The completion of renovations to the Milford High School building and campus is also part of the plan and includes traffic routes, parking and extracurricular facilities. The district is now in the queue for state funding in 2017 to complete these plans. The Milford Business Advisory Committee is exploring community partnerships to reduce the costs to the taxpayer and enhance the overall plan.
A community survey will be conducted to solicit feedback on the facilities plan (see link below). In addition, the district will be hosting community meetings to share plans and receive input. The district is currently evaluating options for the preschool, junior high school and high school projects.
Click on the link below to view an overview of the plan.
Milford Exempted Village School District is working on the completion of the final phase of its Master Facilities plan and is asking for community input. An online survey has been posted on the district website at www.milfordschools.org and will remain open through the end of the day on Friday, October 14.
With the opening of two new schools this fall, all six of Milford's elementary schools have now been replaced through a shared funding model of local tax dollars and the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission. Through this state program, Milford added the ninth grade wing, a secured entrance to the high school; and other renovations to the high school in 2010. Milford has been exploring the possibility of funding the district's remaining facilities plan through a bond issue and state funding. The facilities plan currently includes the following: replacing the Milford Junior High School building; renovating parts of Milford High School that have not been updated; replacing the current auditorium with one that meets the needs of the current student population; renovating athletic facilities; and replacing the Milford Preschool. The Milford School Business Advisory Council recommended seeking additional community and business partners that could further reduce the total cost of the project and the cost to the taxpayer of a potential bond issue.
The district has a 70-person Community Advisory (CAC) Committee studying this facilities plan. The committee is participating in a visioning process to learn about and discuss the educational facilities that will be necessary to support teaching/learning in the 21st century. The CAC will also hold a public meeting regarding the master facilities plan on Tuesday, October 25, at 7 p.m. at Milford High School. All are welcome.
If this link does not work, go to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FacilitiesPlan
The Milford Board of Education approved a resolution on May 16, 2013 to accept funds from the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission to complete the elementary portion of the district’s master facility plan. The district built two new elementary schools to replace both Seipelt Elementary and Boyd E. Smith Elementary and the OFCC funded this project without any new local taxes. The new schools opened in August of 2016. Boyd E. Smith is located at its current site and the new Seipelt is located at 900 Route 131, next to the Grey Cliff subdivision.
Both buildings will have the exact same footprint. The academic wings is two stories with grades K-3 on one floor and grades 4-6 on another floor. A two-story media center with a bright, open feel is surrounded by the academic classrooms. The interiors of each building vary in colors and themes. Scroll down for the link to our photo gallery.
Check out the photo gallery of the construction of our two new elementary buildings which opened in August of 2016. Every month, photographs of the progress of the Boyd E. Smith and Seipelt Elementary Schools were posted. Click here.