November 8, 2023—Thank you! This is a historic moment. We thank our residents for supporting our plans to update and modernize our beautiful, historic buildings. In doing so, our community has invested in our children now and for generations to come.
Funding from this bond issue will help to strengthen and create the safe, comfortable and vibrant learning environments that our students, staff and families need and deserve. It will help us expand our preschool program. Shaker Heights will continue to be known as a community who takes pride in our excellent schools and we will continue to attract and retain families and students from all across the region.
In addition to voters, we thank the many organizations and civic leaders who supported this ballot issue, including the Shaker Heights Board of Education, the Shaker Heights Teachers Association leadership, the League of Women Voters, the Shaker Heights Democratic Club, the Shakerite and many elected officials. Our sincere thanks to the Committee for Shaker Schools for their tireless work. We also thank the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission for their partnership in these efforts thus far and moving forward and for contributing tens of millions of dollars to this important project, and the Board’s Finance & Audit Committee for their discussion and analysis throughout this process. Finally, we thank Mayor David Weiss and Shaker Heights Public Library Director Amy Switzer, as well as the City and Library staff, for their collaboration through the Forward Together facilities planning process, which laid the foundation for this successful bond issue.
The Shaker Heights City School District will continue to provide regular updates on the implementation of our facilities plan. Over the coming days and weeks, we will be sharing additional information about specific next steps that we are taking for the upcoming renovation and construction process. Please continue to follow this process at shaker.org/facilitiesplan