Finneytown Local Schools Welcomes New Principal for Brent Elementary

When Finneytown Local Schools open for the 2019-2020 school year, Meredith Baker will assume the role of Brent’s new principal. As an eight-year veteran and former first grade teacher, she looks forward to her new role serving the students, staff, and community of Finneytown, especially Brent Elementary. “I was drawn to Finneytown for the strong sense of community that is evident everywhere you go. Finneytown has a history of focusing on relationships and doing what’s right for students. The opportunity …

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New Secondary School

7/22/19 Back in the office. Took a couple of days to visit Gatlinburg!  I got back Friday but had technical issues and could not post so here we go.    Once the state provides the matching funds for the secondary campus, we will start on that. The new secondary campus would be built partly in the front parking lot all the way back behind the stadium. The gym would be torn down but all other buildings would be intact and …

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Recap

7/10/19    To recap, we have three schools in Finneytown. We have Brent K-1, Whitaker 2-5, and Secondary Campus 6-12. We have just over 1400 students in these 3 buildings. OFCC recommends any district with less than 1500 students should build one K-12 building. Through the 35 meetings held last year, it was decided that the best plan is to build two new buildings. A K-6 on the Brent property and a 7-12 on the secondary campus property. If you missed …

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Cottonwood and Brent History

7/9/19                                                                                 Cottonwood was built in 1962 and was subsequently torn down in 2010 because it became too difficult to maintain. The roof leaks were continual and there were other issues.    Brent Elementary was built in 1964 with 29,161 square feet. The gym has steps to go down into it and the hall floors are inclined in places. In 1986 enrollment had drastically declined in the district and the building was leased to Springfield Township. They used it as a …

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Finneytown Local Schools Promotes Long-time Elementary Teacher to Teaching and Learning Coordinator

For 23 years, Troy Edie has been an educator in the Finneytown Local School District. This summer, he was promoted into the position of Teaching and Learning Coordinator for the district, a role he’s been preparing for his whole career.  As a graduate of The Ohio State University with both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Elementary Education, Edie has been teaching in Finneytown his entire career since being hired to teach 2nd grade in 1996.  Since then he has …

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Secondary Campus History

Next came the secondary campus. It currently houses grades 6-12. It was originally constructed in the late 1950’s with three buildings for a total of 87,812 square feet. The administration/Multipurpose building and the 200 and 300 buildings were all there was to start with. In 1964 the Gym was built adding 30,288 square feet. In 1969 the auditorium/PAC (Performing Arts Center) and the 100 building were added with an additional square footage of 51,356. At that time, what is now …

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Whitaker Elementary History

Whitaker Elementary School was originally built in 1935 as a two story building. The original entry was on Winton Road.  It is named after Telford Whitaker who was a teacher, principal, and superintendent from 1930 to 1965. That original building had 14,490 square feet and housed grades 1-8. At that time, kids went to Hughes, Mt. Healthy, or Wyoming for high school. A 28,294 square foot addition was added in 1953, tripling the size of the building. Finneytown was growing …

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Why Build Two?

I have been asked why we, as a community, chose to build two buildings instead of one. Let me fill you in on a few facts. The OFCC (Ohio Facilities Construction Commission) is the state office that oversees new school building construction. They are also the ones who release the matching percentages for each district. That percentage is determined by the wealth or lack of in your district and the condition of your buildings.  We are at a 60% state/40% …

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The Start of the Superintendent Blog

Hello Finneytown Fans and Favorites, Terri Noe, superintendent, here with my first ever attempt to blog. Thank you to everyone who came to our Forum last week to here an update on new facilities. Also thank you to all who let me know you couldn’t make it but will check the website for information and want to be involved going forward. As I stated at the forum, the Finneytown Board of Education voted in June to move forward to look …

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