Facility Master Planning

Community Update Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended the September 20, 2023 Special Board Meeting to learn about the Facility Master Planning Process. The presentation that was given by The GPD Group is now available below as reference. The question QR codes shown during the presentation are no longer active; however, if you have any questions that you wish to submit, please email Scott Amstutz (scott.amstutz@westg.org). A list will be compiled for a future FAQ document that will be shared.

Facility Master Planning Community Update Presentation

Facility Master Planning Meeting Q&A


Facility Master Planning is a process to provide a strategic roadmap for the future of West Geauga Local Schools. It includes a thorough evaluation to identify the overall needs of the district, involves stakeholder participation,and analyzes funding. We are excited to share the vision of what could be possible for our students, families, and the entire West Geauga community.

In 2019, a new Facility Master Plan was begun. The process paused during the pandemic. By the time it resumed, Newbury had joined the West Geauga Local School District. The expansion of West Geauga's borders brought new perspectives, opportunities, and resources to the table.

The Master Planning process was reinstated post-pandemic, involving various community stakeholder groups that compose the Facility Master Planning Committee. These groups included parents, local governmental leaders, residents, business owners, teachers and staff. Together, they examined the current education-related needs of the district and explored options to meet those needs for decades to come. The process was facilitated by an architectural firm - The GPD Group.

The work of the Facility Master Planning Committee was shared with the West Geauga Local School District Board of Education during regularly-scheduled board meetings on March 13, 2023; April 3, 2023; and April 24, 2023. Links to those presentations are posted as Reference on this site.

The West Geauga Board of Education hosted a Community Update on September 20, 2023 at 6:30 pm in the West Geauga Middle School Cafeteria. The meeting provided community residents an opportunity to learn about the conditions of the existing buildings, the process and options that were explored for new and renovated facilities, and hear the current recommendation for a Master Plan.

This is an exciting time for West Geauga. We encourage you to stay informed and to be involved in the future of our district.