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What facilities Master Plan did Finneytown final approve? The initial, co-funded OFCC Master Plan recommendation is the baseline from which each district molds a final Master Plan solution, taking into consideration the unique values, needs and desires of the local community. This is done by adding Locally Funded Initiatives (LFIs). LFIs are spaces that are secondary to the classroom that OFCC will integrate into the overall master plan, but for which it will not share the cost. LFI examples include …

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What is Finneytown’s baseline Master Plan?  How much of the total building project cost is OFCC willing to pay? The Master Plan is the comprehensive plan for repairing and/or replacing the education facilities of a district. A Finneytown Local School District Master Plan was developed by the OFCC after Expedited Local Partnership Program (ELPP) acceptance. This Master Plan took into consideration program guidelines, design manual requirements and the following information and factors: Finneytown building assessment reports Finneytown student enrollment projections …

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What is the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission?  How does the process work? What is the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC)? The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) is the agency responsible for the state’s school rebuilding program. The OFCC provides building assessment, master plan development and significant financial support (over $11.5 billion to date) to Ohio school districts. Over half of Ohio’s 612 public school districts have already received funding for new or renovated school buildings as a result of this …

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Excerpts from treasurer’s newsletter

Very soon you will receive the newsletter in your mailbox. It is packed with great information. Because of that, it is many pages long. For some of us, that may seem like a lot of financial speak and we need it divided into chunks. I have Mr. Oliverio’s permission to post excerpts in my blog so you can see a piece at a time. You have seen most of this information already in my blog. This is from the Treasurer’s …

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Build or Renovate

The Ohio Facility Construction Commission (OFCC) and outside agencies assessed the current buildings and found all to be in need of repairs so extensive, it is cheaper and more responsible to build new facilities. In order for this determination to be given, the cost of renovation must be at least 2/3 of the cost to build. At that point it is considered more fiscally responsible to build new facilities. Our buildings exceed that 66% threshold. New construction is actually cheaper …

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More on School Finance

I know school finance is difficult to understand and can cause concern since so much of it comes right out of the taxpayer’s pockets. I am going to try to explain some details and where we stand now. I’ve only been here 3 years so most of this dates back prior to me being here. I am relying on information provided to me from staff, parents, and community members for the history so bear with me. Whitaker was built in …

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Community Open House at Whitaker today

Hi Everyone,                                                                                                                                                      9/18/19 I want to give everyone a chance to ask and get answers about Finneytown Local School District. I will host a Community Open House this Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Whitaker Elementary. I will be there from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. We will meet in the Cafeteria for informal questions and answers. I would also be happy to give a tour if anyone is interested. Everyone is invited. I will also try to find a time …

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Thank you

8/14/19 I want to say thank you. Thank you to the staff who planned and attended the Community Outreach yesterday. Thank you to the students from the band who volunteered their time and made walking and riding the buses so much fun. Thank you to the parents, children, and community members who greeted us along the bus routes. Thank you to the families, staff, and community members who came to the Back to School Bash last night. Thank you to …

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2nd Annual community outreach

It is finally here!​ Our 2nd Annual Staff Neighborhood Outreach is here! Finneytown staff will visit neighborhoods at a variety of rally locations on Tuesday, August 13th from 5-7pm. Band members and athletes will join as well as we celebrate the start of the 2019-2020 school year.  We are excited to add our first district-wide Back to School Bash after the staff bus tour from 7-8 pm at the Secondary Campus. All  FLSD families and staff are invited to celebrate …

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Please drive safely!

Dear Finneytown Families,                                                                             August 10, 2019 I am writing to implore you to drive slowly and safely around our students. There has been an alarming increase in the number of reported accidents around the nation where children have been hurt or killed going to and from school. Our children are our greatest treasure and we should remember that. Please, please slow down and be aware. Remember that when a bus stops with lights flashing, we are required by law to …

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