In November of 2018, Forest Hills Public Schools community approved a bond proposal to provide $130 million to fund capital improvements phased in over eight years. The Forest Hills Public Schools 2018 bond proposal was developed to INVEST in the district’s infrastructure by upgrading aging systems to save operational costs, SECURE our schools by upgrading safety measures, and INSPIRE our students by providing modern learning environments. For additional historical information about the 2018 bond, click here.
Approval to Purchase First Phase of Bonds: April 2019
At the April 2019 board of education meeting, Superintendent Behm shared that the district will be pricing the first series of bonds approved by voters in November of 2018. This series of bonds will net $38 million in proceeds. Final approval will come before the board in May.
Individual School Site Visits: Winter 2018/2019
Following a survey of instructional staff and principals, the predesign team, consisting of architects, designers, and school administrators, visited each school site. These visits provided each school administrator an opportunity to provide an overview of the school facility strengths and challenges. It also helped illustrate the range of needs within and across our school facilities. Members of the predesign team collected notes and data during each school visit. This information will be instrumental in providing the architect design teams with important information related to the instructional needs at each school when they begin designing solutions to redesign classroom and learning spaces. Design work will start in earnest in the spring of 2019. The planning phase of this work will take several months. Construction and the redesign of classroom spaces will not begin until the summer of 2020 and will continue over the course of several years.