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Preserving the Excellence

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One of our most important jobs as school leaders is to ensure the District’s facilities remain safe, dry and secure, and support the educational and instructional needs of current and future generations of Oakwood students and staff. 

District leaders, with the support and assistance of community members, staff members, students, parents and building experts, have created the District's Master Facilities Plan.  The Master Facilities Plan Report was accepted by the Board of Education Nov. 19, 2018.   

We hope you will stay engaged in the process.

Meet Operations Coordinator Todd Scott

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Operations Coordinator Todd Scott brings more than 16 years experience in school administration dealing with day-to-day operations to his position at Oakwood Schools. You can follow his updates on his From the Group Up blog.

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Phase 1

The Oakwood Schools Master Facilities Plan is divided into four distinct phases.  Voters approved a bond issue May 7, 2019 which will provide the necessary funds for Phase 1.  To see what is involved in Phase 1, click on the button below.

You can read the complete MFP report and all of the accompanying documentation by scrolling down the page.

Have Questions?

Do you have questions about the Master Facilities Plan?  Check out our Frequently Asked Questions document for the latest information and answers to questions from community members.


Behind the Walls

Here's a look behind the walls at some of the needed repairs at the Junior High and High School addressed in 2018-2019.

Broken pipe at OJHS
Pipe in need of repair at OJHS
Pipe in need of repair at OJHS
Man trying to repair pipe in tunnel
Large boiler at OJHS
A vertical pipe that needed repair
Needed repair at OJHS
Broken pipe in the ceiling

MFP Process

For more than three years, District leaders have been developing the Master Facilities Plan.  Here's a look at the route they have traveled in an effort to make sure the buildings are dry, safe and secure and enhance the educational and instructional needs of current and future students and staff.

Drawn timeline of the MFP process

Tour Oakwood High School and Junior High

Join OHS Principal Paul Waller on this tour of the facilities. 

Mr. Waller takes you through the halls of OHS/OJH showing you some of the oldest and newest parts of this iconic building.

From the boilers to the band room, from the cafeteria to The Pit, this video tour offers you the opportunity to have an up close and inside look at one of the buildings that many people think of when they think of Oakwood.

District's MFP Mission

Master Facilities Report Documentation

Asbestos Assessment for OJH/OHS

Community Meetings

A series of community meetings were held during the assessment phase to inform community members and gain their feedback on the Master Facility Plan.  More than 350 participants attended the events.  Below are the presentations created for those meetings. 

Community Meeting 1, 11-2-17
Community Meeting 2, 1-16-18
Community Meeting 4, 2-28-18
Community Meeting 5, 3-21-18

Detailed Facility Assessment JH/HS

Phase 1 of the Master Facilities Plan will focus on prioritized foundational infrastructure (plumbing, electric, HVAC, roofing, ADA, security, etc.) at the JH/HS based on the Technical Building Assessment Report dated Sept. 4, 2018.  This phase will run from 2019 - 2023.

You can review the Detailed Facility Assessment JH/HS for detailed information about the projects that would be part of Phase 1 and the estimated costs of those projects.   

Detailed Facility Assessment JH/HS

Educational Adequacy Assessment

A team of professional K-12 school architects evaluated and rated the District's facilities.  The team spent time observing qualities of the schools directly related to the student experience, such as security, classroom size, lighting, acoustics and collaborative space. 

Educational Adequacy Assessment Report


Enrollment Projections

Based on a request from the Montgomery County Educational Service Center, FutureThink was contracted to develop enrollment projections for the 16 school districts in Montgomery County.  This report contains 10-year enrollment projections, which were developed by analyzing the following data:

  • Live birth data
  • Historical enrollment
  • Community school enrollment
  • Open enrollment
  • Community demographics
  • Housing information
Enrollment Projections

Facility Assessments

Oakwood Schools commissioned Emersion Design, Fanning Howey and Ruetschle Architects to develop long-term Master Planning, including a detailed facility condition assessment for all of the District's facilities.

The Oakwood City Schools Facility Condition assessment was conducted using software developed by VFA, Inc. which combines facility assessment services with web-based software products in a comprehensive solution for the complete capital management lifecycle.

Facilities Assessment 2017


Frequently Asked Questions

The Board of Education directed, from the outset, the Master Facilities Plan process be grounded in clear and transparent communication, provide ample opportunities for community members to become engaged and provide feedback.  Through community meetings, a facilities email address, options workshops and additional communication member engagement, the District collected and answered a lit of Frequently Asked Questions.  

These questions and answers were updated on a regular basis and posted to the District website.  Below is a complete report of those Frequently Asked Questions and answers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC)

The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) is responsible for guiding capital projects for state agencies, state-supported universities and community colleges, and Ohio’s comprehensive public K-12 school construction and renovation program. 

The OFCC Goals are:

  1. To build quality facilities that promote excellence.
  2. To facilitate projects that are well planned, on time, and on budget.
  3. To embrace innovation and encourage continuous growth.
  4. To cultivate partnerships for success.
OFCC Documents:
ELP Application

Facility Assessments:
Floor Plans and Drawings:
Renovation Waiver Request
Renovation Waiver Response

Options Feedback

During the Options Phase, the design team working with community groups, students, staff and other various stakeholders, representing a range of community voices, to create and to review a variety of options ranging from repair, to renovate, to rebuild. 

Following the community Options Workshop Feb.28, 2018, participants were divided into small groups.  Feedback from that meeting were compiled.

Options Feedback 2-18-18

Staff Feedback

During the Assessment Phase, focus groups were held with staff members throughout the district.  Staff members also participated in a survey.  Results of the survey and focus groups are below. 

Staff Survey 2017
Staff Focus Group Feedback 2017

Visioning Questions

Visioning questions were born out of input received from teachers and District leaders during the early part of the Assessment Phase.  The questions were intended to be provocative and to introduce key topics that emerged from the Assessment Phase, to ultimately lead to master plan options.

The questions were introduced at Community Meeting 1 (Nov. 2, 2017) and posted online with the opportunity for stakeholders to post their comments.  

The Visioning Questions were:

  • Should Lange remain a stand-alone building, or should kindergarten be included with the other early elementary grades?
  • Would you support separate primary and intermediate school buildings?
  • Would you prefer a 6-8 Middle School or a 7-8 Junior High?
  • What do you think about having a single PK-12 campus?
  • What do you think about a new district performing arts center?
  • Would you support enhancements to our athletic facilities and/or the development of a new health and wellness center?
  • Would you support relocation of athletic fields and Mack Hummon stadium in order to address site constraints issues?
  • Would you support partial or full demolition of our existing school buildings (s) in order to develop new facilities that support current best practices in education?

More than 600 comments were received between Nov. 2017 and March 2018 when the survey was closed.  You can read all of those comments in the Visioning Questions with Responses.

Visioning Questions with Responses