Community members invited to talk about future of Anna schools


Staff report



ANNA — A meeting to discuss the future facility plans at Anna Local Schools will be held Sept. 22.

The public is invited to share input and feedback about what the Facilities Planning Committee and the Anna Board of Education can do to make their facilities best for everyone’s needs.

The meeting to help guide the planning for the future facilities will be at 7:30 p.m. in Milliette Auditorium at Anna High School.

The first facilities study meeting was held back in May. At this time, several ideas were presented as to go about re-building, renovating, or re-vamping the schools.

Draft number one of the master plan included renovations of the middle school/high school for a projected enrollment of 648 students for $15.3 million and renovation of the elementary school for a projected enrollment of 527 for $2.5 million. Total project cost would be about $18 million, with a local share of about $8.7 million.

Draft number two of the master plan included renovations of the middle school/high school only for a total of $15.4 million. The local share would be about $8.1 million.

To build that size building new would be about $30 million, with the state funding being only about $9.1 million. Going the state funding route would make a brand new building smaller because of enrollment projections. In 10 years Anna Local Schools are projected to lose about 35 kids or so, Superintendent Andrew Bixler said at the time.

It was emphasized that both plans would require a locally funded initiative, and plan number two would be more significant because of debt requirements.

A copy of the presentation given at the May meeting can be found on the Anna Local Schools website: http://www.anna.k12.oh.us/.

Staff report