Community Forums Held September 10 & 11
The second round of Community Outreach meetings for facility planning will take place September 10 and 11. These meetings are designed to give the community an opportunity to provide feedback on the master facility plan options created by the Community Advisory Team.
For the convenience of district residents, meetings will be held at a variety of times. All meetings will be held at the District
Administrative Offices, 1099 State Route 131, Milford. The first round of Community Outreach Meetings was held on August 28, 29, and 30.
The September meetings will be held: September 10 from 9 to 10 a.m., September 11 from 1 to 2 p.m., and September 11 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Since the end of June, there have been five Community Advisory Team (CAT) meetings led by Milford Superintendent Nancy House. The CAT was formed after the failure of the May 2019 bond issue. That bond issue was designed to replace Milford Junior High School and renovate other district facilities. The CAT is made up of more than 60 community members, including those who opposed the May issue as well as those who were in support of the issue.
At the first round of Community Outreach Meetings in August, participants shared feedback indicating how strongly they favored or opposed each option. Mrs. House shared those results with the Community Advisory Team at their meeting on September 5.
“After taking into account the feedback received from the first round of Community Outreach meetings, the CAT narrowed the options down again. Five options will be presented for feedback at the September 10 and 11 meetings,” said Mrs. House. “Community feedback is key in this process. The goal is for the CAT to take feedback gathered from the meetings to prioritize need, examine community support, and to finalize a facility plan to present to the Milford Board of Education.”
The district plans to hire a construction cost estimator to provide estimates for the two or three preferred plans. The Board will review these plans before selecting one and voting on funding options. The earliest possible option for a bond issue would be at the March 2020 primary.