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Community Message - January 22, 2024

On January 22, 2024, at our Board of Education meeting, an important presentation was shared that will inform the future of our school district. 

Dear New Albany Learning Community:

Tonight, at our Board of Education meeting, an important presentation was shared that will inform the future of our school district.  Proactively, over a year ago, we partnered with the City of New Albany and The New Albany Company to begin discussions about planned residential developments in our school district boundaries that will impact our schools.  In partnership together, we engaged Cooperative Strategies, a national consulting firm located in Dublin, to complete a study of such planned developments to determine new student enrollment yield factors and their impact on the capacity of our schools and facilities. 

After 9 months of meetings between the school district, the City of New Albany, The New Albany Company and Cooperative Strategies, we believe we now have up to date and accurate information to help us predict the number of future students that will be yielded from planned residential developments, the capacity of our existing schools, and the future need for another school facility of some type on our school campus.  This data is outlined in this report posted on the district website and the Board meeting presentation may also be viewed here once it is processed and uploaded on the district YouTube Channel.

Tonight’s presentation illustrates active and future planned residential growth data provided by the City of New Albany and The New Albany Company.  Succinctly, the attached Cooperative Strategies report illustrates the potential of 1,455 more students enrolled in our school district in the next 10+/- years as a result of active, planned, or future developments.  Our existing school facilities can not accommodate all of these students.  However, knowing what future developments are planned will permit us to actively work to create action steps that will ensure we are able to continue to meet the academic and developmental needs of all existing and future students.

We look forward to continuing to partner with the City of New Albany and The New Albany Company while engaging our parents, staff, students and community members in discussions regarding the future of the New Albany-Plain Local Schools.  We are stronger together and we are confident that we can and will continue to successfully plan for the future needs of our students, families and school district.  

We will continue to provide updates and information as we engage in this work for the future of our schools.  Go Eagles!


 

BOE Meeting Jan. 22, 2024


 

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