WHO IS ELEVAR?
Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Elevar Design Group is an architectural and engineering design firm made up of accomplished architects, engineers, planners, interior designers, and support with more than 50 years of industry leadership.
WHY PARTNER WITH ELEVAR?
Our partnership with Elevar, an established school architect, provides a fresh perspective from a third-party as we develop a Master Facility Plan in an effort to deliver the best education to our students in the most financially efficient way. Additionally, Elevar knows the area and has experience with neighboring PK-12 districts - West Clermont, Batavia, Williamsburg, and CNE, just to name a few.
PHASE 1: CONVENE // 9.1-10.15
During this phase, community members were invited to attend one of the three Community Engagement Sessions. These engagement session provided a brief review of the state of the district - including enrollment, the district's financial position, the conditions of current facilities, and more. Additionally, Elevar gave a brief presentation before engaging community members in a group setting where discussions were considered for part of the district's operational and facilities master plan.
PHASE 2: CLARIFY // 10.15-12.1
Phase 2 kicks off with two events held October 30th and November 14th, each held in the New Richmond Middle School cafeteria. All are welcome. The meetings will begin promptly at 7:00PM with representatives of Elevar Design sharing results from the meetings with staff and the community comments of Phase 1. On October 30th, facilitators from Elevar will ask participants to confirm the challenges facing the District, and write problem statements for attendees of future meetings to solve. Building on these results, on November 14th, facilitators from Elevar will ask participants to suggest ways the District and community can partner for continued successful achievement.
UPDATES TO COME
Working in small teams, Phase 3 will have participants finalizing recommendations for the District to consider, while in Phase 4 attendees will be asked to build consensus for a single recommendation to the Board of Education. The communities served by New Richmond School District will continue to receive updates from the study meetings and comments are welcome through the District website. The study will conclude with final recommendations being presented to the Board of Education in February 2019.