Milford Schools Master Building Plan: How Did We Get Here?

In January, the Milford School Board voted to put a 4.7 mill bond issue on the May 7, 2019 ballot. The bond issue would generate just under $98 million to build a middle school to replace the current Milford Junior High School; build a 1,000-seat auditorium to be shared by the high school and new middle school; renovate part of the unrenovated section of the high school; replace parts of the roof and the HVAC in the high school; and replace/renovate several athletic facilities. This bond is not part of the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) partner program where the district would receive a percentage of qualified building costs (27%) back from the state. Continue reading


Board approves resolutions to prepare for option of running bond issue in May 2019

Over the past few months, the Milford school board and administrators have been investigating options to run a bond issue in May 2019. This bond issue would replace the Junior High School and complete other construction work in the district. No decisions have been made yet – we are still researching and discussing – but in order to have the chance to run a bond next May, the board had to pass six resolutions at the November meeting. Continue reading

Board votes on agreement between FC Cincinnati and school district

FC Cincinnati, the local professional soccer team that was recently awarded a franchise for Major League Soccer (MLS) beginning in 2019, has been working to approve a deal to build a world-class training facility and soccer academy in the City of Milford. At the August board meeting, the board voted to approve an agreement with FC Cincinnati. Continue reading

Highlights of 1/21/16 school board meeting

Milford students performed well on last year’s revised state standardized tests
New technology will enhance student differentiation & achievement
City of Milford buys property from Milford Schools
BAC recommends selling Milford South
Athletic Update
Extracurricular Update

Highlights from the board meeting follow here:

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BAC recommends selling Milford South

Last year, the Milford Business Advisory Council was tasked with a two-part project consisting of evaluating if the district should trade land/building with the Clermont Public Library; and then, when they recommended taking the current Milford Library branch building and moving administrative offices there, evaluating the best course of action to take with Milford South, where those offices are currently housed. Continue reading

Update on Milford Main; no plans w/funding have been offered

Top: one of the oldest photos of Milford Main, courtesy of Bill Stockland, MHS class of '63 and his

Top: one of the oldest photos of Milford Main, courtesy of Bill Stockland, MHS class of ’63 and his Thanks also to Marvelous Milford (linked to photo) for use of the photo collage.

Last July, the Milford School Board accepted an offer of $250,000 from Jim Cohen of CMC Properties (the developer of Milford’s Riverwalk development) to purchase Milford Main for development, based on the contingency of receiving zoning for his proposed usage. He outlined a plan called Milford on Main, a senior apartment complex that would host 92 units on the Milford Main site. He would have memorialized the façade of the current Main building by constructing a bell tower using the “Boys” and “Girls” elements from that building. Continue reading

Highlights from 11/20/14 school board meeting

MEVSD grants diploma to Korean War veteran
District considers adding All-Day Kindergarten option
Athletic Update
Extracurricular Update

After recognizing students and veterans in some wonderful ceremonies and with great music, the board got down to business …  The following are the highlights from the meeting: Continue reading

District considers adding All-Day Kindergarten option

A committee consisting of administrators and teachers presented a preliminary plan to the board (George Lucas, Gary Knepp, Rob Hewlett and myself – Dave Yockey was out of town this month) to add an Add-Day Kindergarten (ADK) option. The plan proposed adding one ADK class to each building, which would allow up to 25 students to stay for a full day. This would be appr. 1/3 of kindergarten students who would have the opportunity to have a full day of kindergarten programming. Continue reading