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Rossford Schools consider public on major building changes

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

Rossford City Schools asked for the public's input on 17 different ways to update the district's outdated buildings, and now they are revealing the results of their study.

Five master plan options have been chosen by the public, one of them includes closing Glenwood Elementary.

The option that received the fewest votes called for Glenwood to close, and a new 300,000-square-foot campus 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 Tina Glass.

Members of the Rossford Schools steering committee spent an hour calculating the results of the public survey. The school plan that received the most votes included renovating Eagle Point Elementary, a combination of new construction and renovations for the downtown campus for grades 6-8, Indian Hills Elementary would be brand new, but Glenwood would still close.

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

Each plan is estimated to cost about $65 million. A levy could be placed on the November ballot to finance the projects.

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

There will be a public forum later this month, where people will be able to look at drawings and give their input on the options.

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