Middle School Site to Be Revealed Thursday
Task force to make recommendation at board meeting
A task force working on a plan for the Strongsville School District's buildings is expected to have a recommendation Thursday night for where to construct a new middle school.
The choices have already been narrowed to two, both on Pearl Road: a 17-acre district-owned site next to Strongsville High School and behind Jardine Funeral Home; and the existing Center Middle School site.
The district hired GDP Group, an architectural firm that would eventually design the building, to help make the final site selection after the task force couldn't agree.
"We decided, why not wait until we have professional on board to help us?" Business Manager Mark Donnelly said.
The issue would also pay for significant improvements at the high school -- including technology upgrades -- and for safety repairs at the elementary schools. It would also pay to demolish the existing Center, Albion and Allen school buildings.
The district's long-range plan is to follow up with another bond issue in a few years to tackle other problems at the elementary schools, possibly building three new schools, renovating Kinsner and Muraski and demolishing the rest.