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Streetsboro school district plans community informational meeting; residents can sign up for committ

by mike lesko | Reporter Published: June 25, 2014 12:00 AM

Streetsboro -- The Streetsboro school district plans to schedule a community informational meeting in July regarding the project to upgrade the schools, and residents will be able to sign up for committees.

The date, time and location haven't been determined yet.

"We're going to invite the community in," Superintendent Michael Daulbaugh said. "We'll present what we have so far and give community members a chance to sign up for some committees as we transition into the design and development phase in August and September."

Daulbaugh said residents will get a chance to meet officials from FMD Architects of Fairlawn and Hammond Construction of Canton, the architect and construction manager, respectively, for the project.

"[We'll show residents], here's the plan," Daulbaugh said. "There are so many people who voted for this bond issue [in November] that forgot some of the parts. I've had lots of people come up to me and say, 'You're doing a stadium?' or 'I didn't know you were doing an auditorium.'"

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Daulbaugh said when groundbreaking for the new high school on Route 14 across from Deer Meadow Boulevard occurs, he would like to invite community members to bring shovels for a group photo. A date has not yet been determined.

"From the time you pass the bond issue until the time the shovel goes into the ground, you feel like there's not a lot going on, but there is a lot going on," Daulbaugh said. "So we're going to have a lot of engagement."

At the Route 303 school campus, an addition will be built at Campus Elementary School, and the existing high school will be renovated for grades six through eight. Although Henry Defer Intermediate School would not be renovated, it would only serve fourth- and fifth-graders. The current middle school and Wait Primary School will eventually be closed.

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