Dublin Villager

District adds a third enrollment growth meeting


Dublin City School District officials last week added a third meeting to discuss enrollment growth in the district. The meeting is planned for 7 p.m. Aug. 28 in Grizzell Middle School, 8705 Avery Road.

As the district considers options for dealing with enrollment growth throughout the district, it will take public input at meetings slated for 7 p.m.:

* Today, Thursday, Aug. 14, in the Dublin Scioto High School cafeteria, 4000 Hard Road.

* Thursday, Aug. 21 in the Coffman High School lecture hall, 6780 Coffman Road.

* Aug. 28 in Grizzell Middle School.

One of the options the district is currently considering is building Elementary School No. 13 on Bright Road, using funds approved by voters in 2008.

Elementary 13 was originally planned for the Jerome Village development, but the district is experiencing greater growth in the southern and eastern edges of the district.

Building a new school would take about two years and add an additional $1.9 million to annual operating costs to run the school.

The other option that has received informal school board support includes using the $14.5 million from the 2008 bond issue to add space onto five elementary schools.

The option would also likely have money left over for an addition at Jerome High School, which has also seen great growth.

District officials said the meetings will cover information about the options and include time to take questions from the public.