Dear Nordonia Families,

Last week I wrote you about the Board’s commitment to utilizing a significant portion of funding raised by the passage of Issue 2 this November to enhance safety and security and provide more supports to those students with mental, emotional and behavioral health concerns.

This week I would like to discuss the second purpose of the levy: making capital improvements on outdated and dilapidated school facilities and systems.

The attached flyer will give you a visual of the types of challenges we are facing. Nordonia Schools Facilities and Systems Fact Sheet

All of the district’s buildings were last renovated in 2001, seventeen years ago. The projected lifespan of roofs and boilers is 15-20 years. As you can see, the Nordonia School District has hundreds of thousands of square feet of roofing and nearly 30 boilers district wide that are coming to the end of their lifespan.

Add to that parking lots and playgrounds that are crumbling and peeling gym floors, and you see how students, staff and visitors face–at best–uncomfortable conditions, and–at worst—unsafe conditions.

Just as your home requires maintenance and renovations, the district needs to maintain its systems as well. And just as with your home, this work is costly.

Funds raised by Issue 2 will allow the district to maintain its facilities proactively and prevent us from having to make inefficient Band-Aid repairs.

Please reach out to me directly at 330-908-6202 or if you have questions.

As always, thanks for your support of the Nordonia Schools!


Joe Clark, Ph.D.