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CCS Facilities Master Plans Seeks Community Input

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Columbus City Schools is asking for community input for its Facilities Master Plan. The plan is taking a regional approach to discussing the future of Columbus City Schools’ buildings and facilities.

“This is a critical moment in our District where we have an exciting opportunity to talk about what is the future of our buildings,” said Columbus Board of Education President Jennifer Adair. “An important piece of our strategic master plan is to figure out what our actual buildings need to look like to meet our mission and vision. This is an opportunity to take inventory and discuss what our community and school buildings need.”

The Columbus Board of Education Facilities Master Plan Committee is hosting a series of virtual conversations that are open to the public, starting Monday, April 19 at 5:30 p.m. for Region 5 (Northeast) and 7:30 p.m. for Region 2 (East Side).

The Northeast community conversation will be hosted by Board Member Michael Cole, Co-Chair Dimaris Medina, Co-Chair Tiffany White and Student Lead Hafsa Musa, while the East Side community conversation will be hosted by Board Member James Ragland, Co-Chair Charity Martin-King, Co-Chair Jawanza Moore and Student Lead Maedison Hughes.

Additional sessions for Regions 3 and 4, as well as 1 and 6, will be held Wednesday, April 21, and Thursday, April 22.

Adair said the the board is using a regional approach to not pit “community against community.”

“The purpose is to bring more voices, more ideas, and more innovation to our conversation. It’s important for equity to be a big part of the conversation,” she said. “Keeping equity at the center of the conversation to make sure every neighborhood, region, and school building gets what they need to meet the full vision of academic success.”

Viewers are asked to fill out a pre-meeting survey, which will serve as registration for each of the virtual community conversations.

For more information on the Facitilites Master Plan and community input sessions, visit www.ccsoh.us.

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