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Construction Update

Posted on: December 21, 2020

Thanks to the support of the Little Miami community, students will soon have new and updated spaces in which to
learn and grow. By the start of the 2021-2022 school year, a new early elementary school will open its doors, as will additions and renovations to Little Miami Junior High and High School. These building improvements will help Little Miami manage enrollment growth, and offer current and future students a high-quality and equitable educational experience.

Little Miami High School will be expanded to accommodate 1,500 students, and will feature new classrooms and labs, expansions to administrative and cafeteria space, a new athletic weight room, band room, wrestling room, and locker room. In addition, enhancements will be made to the high school media center.

Little Miami Junior High will transition to a middle school format and will house grades 6-8 moving forward. The
expansion to this building will be sized to accommodate 1,500 middle school students or elementary students in the
future. Important elements to the junior high project include classroom and lab expansions, additional administration
space, and an expansion to the band room. A brand new 102,000 square foot PK/K/1 early elementary building will be open in Fall 2021 and will share a campus with Salem Twp. Elementary. This building will be able to accommodate 800 elementary students, with each classroom sized and designed to meet the needs of the district’s very youngest learners.

The existing Salem Twp. Elementary will transition to serve 4th and 5th grades until additional buildings or additions can be built to accommodate future growth.

These projects are made possible by the passage of a $64.6 million bond issue in May 2018. They are the first phase of Little Miami’s master plan designed to address projected enrollment growth for the next 10 years. With restructuring of grade levels at all district buildings, Little Miami leadership teams face a busy time of moving staff and equipment into these new spaces.

To permit the most time possible for this, the Board of Education is considering two possible versions of a calendar
for the 2020-2021 school year. Both versions would push the first day of school back until after Labor Day, and would
have students’ last day in late May or early June. View the available calendars up for consideration here.