Tuscarawas Valley Local School District is committed to creating safe, clean, positive learning environments for all students, staff, and guests. School buildings contribute significantly to the learning experience, especially in terms of lighting, safety, heating/cooling, and handicap accessibility. To that end, the district partnered with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission in 2017 to create a Master Plan to address facility concerns.
DISTRICT TRANSITION PLAN (pending Board of Education approval)
Please see below for detailed information regarding timelines, grade level configurations, and tentative dates for open houses, all subject to modification based on construction schedules:
At the conclusion of SY23-24:
TV Intermediate School in Bolivar will close.
TV Middle School will close for renovation and construction.
Construction will continue for the new TV Middle-High School with substantial completion by July 28, 2023.
Tentative event dates:
Friday, August 25: Back to School Blast, 4-6pm
Thursday, August 31: Grades 2-6 Open House (existing high school), 4-6pm
Thursday, August 31: Grand Opening & 7-12 Open House, 6:30-8pm
Tuesday, September 5: FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL
Tuesday, September 5: Grades PK-1 Open House (Primary School) 4-6pm
Grade level configurations:
All students in grades PK-1 will attend TV Primary School in Mineral City.
All students in grades 2-6 will attend TV Intermediate School at the existing high school.
All students in grades 7-12 will attend the new TV Middle-High School.
Construction will continue for renovation and an addition to the existing middle school to become the new TV Elementary School for grades PK-6.
All students in grades PK-6 will attend the new TV Elementary School (renovated middle school) on the Tusky Valley Road Campus.
All students in grades 7-12 will attend the new TV Middle-High School on the Tusky Valley Road Campus.
Rover Pipeline utility tax revenue is funding the 61% ‘local share’ of the co-funded state project, with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (State of Ohio) contributing 39%. To date, the district has been able to complete this PK-12 facilities project with NO BOND ISSUE or additional tax to residents. Unfortunately, Rover Pipeline has appealed its valuation and is only paying 40%. The appeal is likely to be tied up in court for years.
The impact of COVID-19 has been far-reaching, including the construction field with staffing issues, material shortages, and escalated prices. Even with these challenges, the district has moved forward with cautious optimism. The total cost of the co-funded project is over $57M.
In addition to the OFCC co-funded Master Plan outlined above, and given funding availability, the comprehensive vision for facilities is to:
Construct a new bus garage on the site of the existing student parking lot.
Renovate/construct a new stadium with ticket booth, concessions, and press box.
Complete ‘selective’ demolition of the existing high school (classroom portion); keep the existing auditorium, gymnasium, cafeteria/kitchen, and industrial technology wing.
Renovate/repurpose the existing high school for district offices and community center.
If you have questions or would like to learn more, please contact Mr. Mark Murphy, Director of Operations, at 330-859-8851 or [email protected].