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Rossford Schools consider public on major building changes

The steering committee reviewing master plan options. The steering committee reviewing master plan options.
ROSSFORD, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Rossford City Schools askedfor the public's input on 17 different ways to update the district's outdatedbuildings, and now they are revealing the results of their study.

Five master plan optionshave been chosen by the public, one of them includes closing GlenwoodElementary.

The option that receivedthe fewest votes called for Glenwood to close, and a new 300,000-square-footcampus for grades pre-Kindergarten through high school would be built.

"I think it would help,because a lot of [the buildings] are really, really old," said resident TinaGlass.

Members of the RossfordSchools steering committee spent an hour calculating the results of the publicsurvey. The school plan that received the most votes included renovating EaglePoint Elementary, a combination of new construction and renovations for thedowntown campus for grades 6-8, Indian Hills Elementary would be brand new, butGlenwood would still close.

"People will see on thesefive options that it's a range, and they'll be able to pick which one is thebest one and the way they like," said John Appt, chairman of the steeringcommittee.

Each plan is estimated tocost about $65 million. A levy could be placed on the November ballot tofinance the projects.

"If it helps the kids,yes," said Glass. "If it's just wasted money, no. That's why they need to havea plan and stick with it and show everybody before they decide what they'regoing to do."

There will be a publicforum later this month, where people will be able to look at drawings and givetheir input on the options.

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