Looking Ahead to March 2020

The Beavercreek City School district will place a substitute emergency levy on the March 17, 2020 ballot. The levy will be worth approximately $18.5 million, which represents a little more than 18% of the school district’s entire operating budget. If approved by the Beavercreek community, the levy would begin collecting January 1, 2022.

This levy was originally passed in 2015 as a typical emergency operating levy, meaning that it would have to be renewed every five years. The Board of Education has decided to ask the community to approve it as a substitute emergency levy, which would make it permanent. The levy would require newcomers to pay the same tax rate as current residents, which creates revenue growth for the school district over time. 
If passed, revenue collected from the levy would pay for operational expenses, such as utilities, instructional supplies, bus fuel, and salaries. Passage of this levy will help keep the district on solid ground financially, which will allow our s…

Board Approves New Master Facility Plan

The Beavercreek Board of Education unanimously approved a new master facility plan. The plan includes construction of a new high school building coupled with adjustments to current facilities in order to accommodate growing student enrollment.

At the August board meeting, a comprehensive presentation detailing assessments of the district’s current facilities, enrollment trends, community engagement and input, and the district’s facility needs was presented to the Board of Education by subject experts as well as the Community Advisory Team. This team of district residents, elected leaders, school staff and local business owners explained their lengthy and thorough process of considering all options and ultimately recommended the construction of a new high school building as part of a new master facility plan.
Based on the research the team highlighted during the presentation, construction of a new high school would ultimately prove to be the greatest return on investment. According to S…

Start of School Year Highlights Need for New Learning Space

Students and staff fill the classrooms of every building in our district and we’re off to another great start here at Beavercreek City Schools! It is gratifying when I see so many young people learning the essential lessons that will serve a foundation for years to come. Yet, as I toured every school with our administrative team during the first week back, it was evident that we are to a time where we cannot keep up with our facility needs and rapidly growing enrollment, which is projected to only increase over time.

Several of our school buildings are operating over or near capacity. The recent redistricting of Nathanial’s Grove, a burgeoning subdivision located in Beavercreek Township, to the Main Elementary attendance area was a temporary solution. To alleviate space issues at one of our most crowded facilities, Trebein Elementary, some fifth grade classes are now held next door at Coy Middle School.

Perhaps even more concerning than capacity concerns of today are enrollment projecti…