Next Community Meeting: April 17
All Cloverleaf students, parents, staff, alumni and members of the public are invited to the next community meeting on Cloverleaf construction projects at 9 a.m., Saturday, April 17, at Cloverleaf Elementary School. Attendees will receive updates and have the opportunity to ask questions and give input. You may attend via Zoom or in person. Masks are required for those attending in person and socially distanced seating will be provided. The Zoom link will be posted here prior to the meeting.
Topics to be addressed include:
- Feedback on grades 6-8 addition / renovation options
- Athletic facility project update
- NEXUS funding update
- High school project community input
Posted April 5, 2021
Public Engagement Begins
By Rodwell King
Senior Project Manager
On Saturday, March 6, 2021, and Thursday, March 11, 2021, two community meetings were held in which the district administration updated the public as to the current status of the new high school project.
The project update included an introduction of the owner’s representatives, Westfield Consulting Group, a local team; the architects/engineers, GPD Group of Akron; and the construction manager at risk (CMR) team, C.T. Taylor Construction of Hudson. The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) is also a team member because of its eventual participation in funding for parts of the project.
At the meetings, involving approximately 90 attendees total, the first phase of the project, upgrades to the existing stadium, was unveiled. This project -- which will provide a new “gateway” to the athletic facilities, includes replacement of the turf on the football field, two additional lanes to the track, new field lighting, new ticket booths, new restrooms, new concessions, and a new spirit store -- will break ground later in March. Completion of the field and track will be by the beginning of football season this year while the buildings are scheduled to be completed by late fall 2021.
The second phase of the project, the new high school, is currently in design. Groundbreaking for that project is scheduled for fall of 2021 with completion of the building in the fall of 2023.
The superintendent, Daryl Kubilus, and Jim Hudson, district treasurer, updated the meetings with respect the projects, including funding aspects, and the administration provided information regarding advantages of planning now for a grade 6-8 addition to the new high school, instead of planning renovation of the existing high school as a middle school. After review of financial aspects, as well as some examples that illustrate management of different age groups within one building, and subsequent discussion, a vote was taken and the community was overwhelming in favor of implementing such a plan.
As the district has a commitment to providing constituents with all relevant information, the community meetings will continue throughout the life of the project, providing updates as necessary. The next meeting is scheduled to be held in the Cloverleaf Elementary School cafeteria at 9 a.m. on April 17, 2021.
Topics to be addressed at the next meeting include:
Feedback on grades 6-8 addition / renovation options
Athletic facility project update
• NEXUS f
High school project community input
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the meetings continued to follow the hybrid model of delivery with some participants socially-distanced in the room and some participating virtually.
Posted March 17, 2021
The Visioning Process
“If the story of building a new school was a book, the Visioning exercise would be considered the Prologue.” – Superintendent Dr. Daryl Kubilus
By Rodwell King
Senior Project Manager
On Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, and Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, a team, comprising approximately 30 teachers, students, administrators and community members, met in two half-day work sessions to examine educational trends, best practices, examples, and topics that affect student-centered learning in the 21st century. The purpose of the exercise was to determine how future educational delivery methods might affect the proposed new high school and thereby provide the architects with the most appropriate road map for the design.
Key were the following:
- Flexibility in thinking, facilities and curriculum.
- Providing opportunities to students to develop skills crucial for critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity.
- Providing opportunities for students to grow in their own particular method of learning, whether it be visual, auditory, reading/writing, or kinesthetic.
- Encouraging the establishment of appropriate professional development for educators.
- Providing facilities that respond to these principles.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the workshops followed a hybrid model of delivery with some participants socially distanced in a room and some participating virtually. Because of this format the questions were designed to be responded to electronically. Individual responses were anonymous and were able to be viewed in real-time by all participants.
Posted March 3, 2021