TROY — The Troy City Schools Board of Education unanimously decided to hire a consultant and architect firm for the district’s facility and master plan during a special workshop meeting on Wednesday.
The board agreed to hire SHP Leading Design for 20 months to conduct community surveys and develop the district’s future building and facility plans. Other services included facilitating committee meetings with school district leaders, the Ohio Facility Construction Commission and hosting Community Advisory Team meetings composed of district staff, parents and community representatives and other focus group meetings. Other services included a comprehensive review of the district’s existing facilities and as well as available sites and analysis of enrollment and other projections.
The firm’s main goal would be to seek the community’s input whether to rehabilitate its current facilities, build new schools or a combination of the two options.
The agreement also included compensation for the services for at least 200 consulting hours for $45,000. The district would pay half of the fee at the beginning of the contract dated April 27, 2016, and the final payment at the end of its service agreement in November 2017.
President Doug Trostle tapped board member Tom Kleptz and Michael Ham to serve on the Community Outreach Steering Committee.
The board also approved to post the district’s assistant superintendent position both internally and externally. The position has been vacant since Superintendent Eric Herman was tapped as interim superintendent in 2010 before being hired full-time.
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