Indian Hill School District Facilities Assessment Task Force Findings

What began in September as a community meeting has developed into an active and informed Facilities Assessment Task Force representing community residents, parents, and business leaders who are experts in their field within the Indian Hill School District. Wednesday, November 14, after dividing into four teams to conduct tours at buildings throughout the District during October, the Indian Hill Facilities Assessment Task Force gathered once again as one group at Indian Hill High School to share findings.

“From infrastructure issues, to safety and security upgrades, to accessibility – our task force members have helped us to even better understand the needs that must be addressed – especially within Indian Hill Middle School,” said Indian Hill Superintendent Dr. Mark Miles. “We thank these volunteers for partnering with us, and for their dedication to this important process.”

“We are investing time now to make sound investments for our future,” said Indian Hill School District Treasurer Mick Davis. “The total repairs and capital needs that have been identified throughout the District far exceeds the District’s budget. Additionally, the District is having to divert funds away from the operating budget in order to make needed repairs to our aging facilities each year. We are grateful for the work of this important team to help inform and prioritize how the District should proceed, and we thank each member for the gift of their time throughout this process.”

The Facilities Assessment Task Force will deliver the findings to the Indian Hill Board of Education in the near future. The District plans to develop a Steering Committee and a Finance Committee to advance the work of the Facilities Assessment Task Force. The District will also continue with community engagement and through building/department focus groups.

“Open, transparent, and inclusive – that is how the District is conducting this process,” said Dr. Miles. “We want every voice to be heard; we want every Brave to feel involved.”

To stay up-to-date on the latest information, visit the Facilities Assessment page of the Indian Hill School District website.

Photo caption: Members of the Indian Hill School District Facilities Assessment Task Force gathered to share findings from building tours conducted during October 2018.