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Facility Planning Update

In the coming months, the Financial Advisory Committee, comprised of community members with high level business backgrounds, will be meeting to assist Grandview Heights Schools in the final phase of the Facility Planning Process.

“The charge of this group is to provide recommendations to the Superintendent regarding the facility planning scope of project, construction timeline, how to fund the facility project, exact costs to residents, a recommendation regarding our K-12 athletic complex, and a possible operating levy for November 2018,” stated Superintendent Andy Culp.  

Committee members include:

  • Ricky Day, Principal - Day Companies
  • Mike Leach, Sr. VP/CFO - Nationwide Insurance
  • Jack Kukura, Chief Investment Officer - Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH)
  • Mike Morosky, Partner - Lazear Capital
  • Clarence Simmons, President/CEO - SIMCO - Real Estate Development & Construction
  • Blake West, Sr. Investment Professional - Nationwide Insurance (Bond Investor)
  • Mike Curtin, Retired Vice Chairman & COO, The Dispatch Printing Company, and former State Representative
  • Teri Alexander, President - Alexander Financial Planning
  • Doug Daughters, Director of C & I Sales - IGS Energy
  • David Ward, VP of Finance and Asset Management - The Daimler Group
  • Steve Papineau, Owner/CEO - Shelby Management 
  • Ex-officio members: Ray DeGraw, Mayor, City of Grandview Heights, and Kent Studebaker, Mayor, Village of Marble Cliff.

The committee will be reviewing the Facilities Planning Process to date, the latest enrollment projections, as well as an overview of the potential project scope and costs. In addition, treasurer Beth Collier will be sharing the latest Five Year Financial Forecast for the school district.

The FAC will meet from January to March and make recommendations to the Superintendent in April 2018. The board of education will then decide whether or not to place a levy on the ballot for November 6, 2018.

“In addition to these FAC meetings, the school district will continue to engage our community in our process so that we can shape the plan together and determine what is best for the short and long term financial sustainability of our school district,” added Culp.  “Residents will have multiple opportunities to give input to the Financial Advisory Committee’s findings.”