The bond passed, now what?

Dear Finneytown Families,                                                                                                           November 18, 2019

As you know, our community passed the bond issue earlier this month. Once I again, thank you for your participation and help with this. That phase is over but the real work starts now!

Here is a very brief timeline to help you know what to expect.

November 2019                We will post advertisements for Construction Companies (done)

                                                We will post advertisements for Architectural Firms (done)

                                                We will contact companies about Turf for the football field (done)           

December 2019                 We will interview and choose a Construction Company

                                                We will interview and choose an Architectural Firm

                                                We will meet with companies who put turf on the field

                                                We will choose a company to put turf on the field

January 2020                      We will work with the architect and construction company to initiate plans and designs

January – June 2020        Meetings will be held to obtain input on designs

                                                Initial work on the elementary site will begin

This does not mean ground breaking – it is just preliminary site preparation         

June 2020 – 2022              Work on the elementary school will begin, continue, and end.

                                                                Students will move into new building

                                                                Decisions will be made about existing buildings

Over the next couple of years, we will have many opportunities to get input from the community as we design and build the new schools. There will be open forums, surveys, committees and other meetings. We will start with a parent and a community member on the committee to select the architect and construction management company. Other opportunities will happen at every stage of the projects.

If you are interested in being part of any of these tasks, please respond and let me know. That way I can reach out to those who are interested for specific projects. Just respond to this email to let me know you want to be on the list.

In early December, we will need a couple of parents or a parent and a community member to sit on each of the committees who will interview the architectural firms and the construction companies. If you have interest and the time to commit, please let me know ASAP. I will notify you as other opportunities arise.


Terri Noe