While it is not mandatory, it is recommended that participants review the building options presented at the Dec. 6 community meeting. Click the links below to view the video and/or the PowerPoint presentation.
The public is invited to a series of community meetings discussing the future of Little Miami Schools.
All meetings will be held in the Little Miami High School Auditorium and the dates are:
Consultants from Emersion DESIGN/Fanning Howey, who have been assessing LM buildings, will lead these meetings to share information and to collect input regarding current and future usage of district facilities.
The Oct. 20 meeting will specifically cover the future of the vacant Morrow Elementary building.
The Nov. 1 meeting will provide information on all other district buildings.
The Dec. 6 meeting will bring together all input from the previous two meetings, plus consultants will present possible options and solutions to the district’s space challenges.
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Fanning Howey's Troy Glover (center) discusses the high school building with Principal Cathy Trevathan (left) and Emersion DESIGN's Christie Boron.
During the month of September, consultants from Emersion DESIGN/Fanning Howey met with building teams to perform educational assessments of each of Little Miami's schools.
The consultants sought information from teachers, principals and other stakeholders as to whether the education of students is helped or hindered by the building in which they work.
Prior to a face-to-face meeting, Fanning Howey consultant Troy Glover sent a list of 20 questions to each building team to help provide in-depth information as to how the building's educational programming works. These questions are also designed to determine if the building and its interior spaces support that programming.
After meeting with each building team, Glover and the building principal completed a walk-through of the school's interior spaces, with Glover assigning points to each space as to its efficiency and effectiveness in supporting the educational program.
Building scores will be tallied up and shared at the upcoming community meetings.
In August, 2016, The Little Miami Board of Education approved a contract with Emersion DESIGN/Fanning Howey to help create a master play for the next five years and beyond.
After contract approval, Emersion began a facility analysis of what space the district has and how it is used.