🔦 A quarter billion for the schools?

Megaproject could be coming to SMF school district

Today is Jan. 18, 2024.

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Now’s your chance: SMF wants the public’s input on a major facilities construction project being considered by the district

The Stow-Munroe Falls City School District will hold Facility Planning Community Events TONIGHT and next week for residents to give their feedback on the district’s plans to tear down old school buildings and construct new ones (read all the details further down this issue).

The events are open to the public and will be divided into two informational sessions: the first at 6 p.m. tonight and the second at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25. Both sessions will take place at Kimpton Middle School at 380 N. River Rd. in Munroe Falls.

Parents and residents of Woodland Elementary School, Indian Trail Elementary School, Riverview Elementary School, Kimpton Middle School and Stow-Munroe Falls High School are invited to tonight’s session.

Parents and residents of Fishcreek Elementary School, Echo Hills Elementary School, Highland Elementary School, Lakeview Intermediate School and Stow-Munroe Falls High School are invited to the Jan. 25 session.

At both sessions, attendees will be able to:

  • Review plan options.

  • Ask questions.

  • Provide input.

The district says it will take residents’ recommendations into consideration when finalizing its project plans.

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