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District News

New chapter begins after bond issue passes

Posted on: May 10, 2018
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Neighborhoods around the Little Miami Local School District are growing and now school buildings themselves will undergo significant change after a 3.6 mill bond issue passed on Tuesday, May 8.

Unofficial results from the Warren County Board of Elections indicated 4,534 votes cast for Issue 4 and 4,471 votes against, a margin of 63 votes. In the portion of the district located in Clermont County, 10 votes were cast in favor of the bond, and four were cast against.

The victory will set into motion the first phase of Little Miami’s master facility plan, which was created to deal with the long-term issue of enrollment growth. The bond issue will raise approximately $64.6 million to fund construction of:

  • A new 800-student primary school to be built behind the existing Salem Twp. Elementary
  • A 42,500 sq. ft. addition to Little Miami High School
  • A 600-seat addition to Little Miami Junior High School
  • A 250-seat addition to Little Miami Intermediate School

Superintendent Greg Power told LM staff members in an email on Wednesday that he appreciated their help in getting the issue passed.

“Last night we earned the support of our community with their approval of the first phase of our master plan,” he said. “It was a hard fought, close, and well-earned victory due in large part to your support and efforts. I am convinced that your great efforts with our kids everyday played a significant role in our win.” Power also thanked volunteers from the community and Business Advisory Council President Mark Sousa, who acted as campaign committee chairman.

The Board of Education and administrators will now begin working with Emersion Design/Fanning-Howey to add details to the design of the new school and additions.

Election results will be certified within the next few weeks.