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Planning for Success -- Little Miami Master Facilities Plan

After the sixth straight year of triple-digit enrollment growth and months of community input regarding district facilities, the Little Miami Board of Education will seek voter approval of a bond issue on the Nov. 7, 2017 election.

The 3.7-mill bond issue will raise $64.6 million and will cost the owner of a home valued at $200,000 an additional $21.58 per month.

What is a bond issue?
A bond issue is used to provide local revenue for construction purposes. By law, bond dollars can be used only for capital costs -- building construction and/or renovations, and vehicle and equipment purchases. It cannot be used for salaries.

Construction projects covered by this bond:

  • 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
  • Minor renovations to Salem Twp. Elementary to enable the building to be kept online
  • Harlan-Butlerville and Hamilton-Maineville to be kept online for the foreseeable future

Why is this bond needed?
Little Miami enrollment has grown by nearly 200 students per year since the 2012-2013 school year and projections show this continuing. This year, summer registration of new students has continued on the same trend and district officials estimate that opening day enrollment will be approximately 4,800 students. Little Miami has 4,950 available seats across six buildings.

Community Engagement

Since August 2016, Little Miami has sought input from the community on how best to plan and prepare for the district's rapidly growing enrollment. Below are links to information and videos gathered during this engagement process.

Master Facility Plan Update Meeting, Aug. 30, 2017

Community Meeting #3 - Dec. 6, 2016

Community Meeting #2 - Nov. 1, 2016

Morrow Elementary Community Meeting - Oct. 20, 2016

Little Miami's current facilities

  • Morrow Elementary (currently vacant). Original building built in 1913. Additions made in 1939, 1951, 1975.
  • Hamilton-Maineville Primary School (currently houses grades 1-2). Original building built in 1934. Additions made in 1963, 1975.
  • Harlan-Butlerville Primary School (current houses grades 1-2). Original building built in 1937. Addition made in 1979.
  • Salem Twp. Elementary School (currently houses all preschool and kindergarten; grades 3-4). Original built as high school in 1956. Junior high addition made in 1963. Addition made in 1976.
  • Little Miami Intermediate School (currently houses grades 5-6). Built in 2009.
  • Little Miami Jr. High School (currently houses grades 7-8). Built in 2009.
  • Little Miami High School (currently houses grades 9-12). Original building built in 2000. Addition made in 2008.
  • Bus garage (two bays). Built in 1969. Office addition made in 2006.
  • Former board office (now transportation). Built in 1970.
  • Central office: No central office facility. Superintendent, assistant superintendent, treasurer, director of student services, director of special education, food service director and EMIS coordinator located in LMIS. Human resources located in transportation office. Central registration located in Salem Twp. Elementary.