Meetings will begin at 7:00p.m. at Fairbanks Elementary School Gymnasium.
The Board of Education will conduct work sessions with the Facilities Planning Task Force. These meetings are open to the public to attend in person or via YouTube.
Master Facilities Process
In Fairbanks, our schools are a great source of pride in the community and we are grateful for the support our residents provide year after year. In order to protect our residents’ investment in our schools, we constantly analyze the way we do business to ensure we deliver on the quality and efficiency our community expects, including our school buildings.
The district engaged with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission for a facility audit and enrollment study in 2017. The existing three school buildings in Fairbanks were built in 1961, 1978, and 2007. Each one has specific needs that have to be addressed in the coming years. Our enrollment continues to meet the 2017 projections, with an average growth of 1.38% per year. This means student enrollment is growing. Families are choosing to move to Fairbanks because of our great community and excellent schools! Managing this increased enrollment has impacted our school buildings in different ways. Our school facilities conversation will focus on the 3 C’s: Capital Improvements, Capacity, and Curriculum.
We are working with the community and our educational leaders to come up with a long-term plan so that our schools can continue to offer vital programming and the variety of opportunities for students that our community expects and values. We are also committed to delivery of an excellent education in the most financially efficient manner possible. Before any decision is made about the future of our school buildings, we plan to engage our community with a 12-month master facilities planning process. The district will work with students, parents, community members and facilities experts to explore all options. Collectively, we will determine the direction of facilities and enrollment planning for Fairbanks’ schools. Our community meetings will begin in January 2022. Please look for additional information over the coming weeks.