Euclid Schools Works to Finish The Job
New elementary schools have improved Euclid’s learning environments and helped make Euclid a more attractive city. But our high school and middle schools are old, need costly repair, and can’t provide the education that our students and our community needs to thrive.
Euclid can provide improved learning environments, upgrade all our schools and get $40 million from the state for a smart educational facilities plan that would provide:
1. A renovated high school, with up to date classrooms, labs and technology that our students need for the jobs of the future
2. A new middle school located adjacent to the high school to replace Central and Forest Park
3. More career preparation and job training, provided with help from local employers
4. More college credit classes at Euclid High School, saving families tens of thousands of dollars in college tuition
5. A new pre-k and kindergarten facility on the former Forest Park site – a needed foundation for hundreds of children
6. Community friendly recreation, park and green space to replace Central Middle School
7. Expanded physical education and athletic facilities
8. A health and wellness center for students and residents, working with a major health system at Euclid High School
The plan would require voters to approve a bond in November 2016. Our school board and administration are having conversations – both internally and in the community to discuss the possibility. If voters approve the bond, the state will contribute approximately $40 million to the project.
The Euclid City School District is working to reinvent the way we administer education. Our new elementary schools are making a difference. Our K-5 enrollment has increased since they opened in 2012 and our elementary learners are benefitting from the new learning environments. Now, we have the opportunity to provide improved learning environments to our youngest and secondary learners, with a significant state investment.