MOUNT VERNON — The Mount Vernon Board of Education is soliciting community input with regard to replacing or renovating the school facilities in the district.



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7 Responses to “Input wanted on MV school buildings”

  1. Alumni

    Oh Oh, Hear it comes, another bond request. Has this system now taken on similarities with the military-industrial complex ?

  2. RenovateOhioSchools

    Mount Vernon Middle School

    Even though the building is currently abandoned, there really is a lot of potential. Certain sections may not be feasible for renovation and therefore removed, but other areas may be very possible. A comprehensive renovation would take the building down to the envelope (foundation, walls, roof) allowing easier access for new electrical, heating/cooling and technology infrastructure installation.

    Renovate Ohio Schools

  3. KLM

    I agree with Jacob… all this talk about needing to save on fuel costs and the maintanence on the buses they shouldv’e revamped the old school building or rebuilt in the existing locations so students could walk to school

  4. Jacob

    Keep the schools in the neighborhoods. While Twin Oak is an impressive facility, its location was a mistake. Where students could once walk from home to school on residential streets, they must now be bussed up a hill and away from town. Not good.

  5. RenovateOhioSchools

    Ohio’s neighborhood schools are being lost at an extremely alarming rate. Since the year 2000, over 150 rural and community centered schools have been demolished, while others are abandoned.

    While not all facilities are candidates for continued educational use, many schools could be remodeled and upgraded to provide a 21st century education.

    After completing the proper independent feasibility studies, many school districts find it less expensive and a better overall value to renovate existing buildings & construct new additions than build new schools. The OSFC will also co-fund the cost of renovation up to 100% of the cost of an equally sized new building. Please have an independent feasibility assessment performed on the now vacant original Middle School. If the assessment is conducted by a resource knowledgeable in historic preservation, you may surprised by the results.

    These existing schools are more than just bricks and mortar used to educate our youth. They are important neighborhood anchors that provide a tangible connection for the greater community and past, present and future generations.

    More information at:

    Renovate Ohio Schools