Euclid Schools celebrate groundbreaking of four new elementary buildings

EUCLID, OH (WOIO) - The Euclid Schools will be celebrating the groundbreaking of four new elementary buildings throughout the city Friday, June 3rd.

The elementary schools are being built with a combination of Ohio School Facilities Commission funds and voter approved funding from November 2009. About 41% of the cost for the buildings is from state funding.

Funding for this project is separate from the May 2011 operating levy.

The consolidation plan will close Indian Hills and Lincoln elementary schools and the child development center, repurpose Memorial Park, and rebuild Glenbrook, Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson, Upson elementary schools. The community will benefit from an estimated operational savings of at least $1 million annually from the consolidation.

The community will not only be getting new buildings in their neighborhoods, but the district is using the local workforce and local companies for some of the work to help the local economy as well.

There will be four separate ground breaking ceremonies, the schedule is as follows:

Friday June 3, 2011

  • Chardon Hills (formerly Glenbrook) - 23500 Glenbrook Blvd. - 9:00 a.m.
  • Bluestone (formerly Thomas Jefferson) - 1455 E. 260th St. - 10:30 a.m.
  • Shoreview (formerly Upson) - 490 E. 260th St. - noon
  • Arbor (formerly Roosevelt) - 551 E. 200th St. - 1: 30 p.m.

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