Title slide: Facilities Master Planning / Financial Advisory Board
President, OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital
Running hospitals, I’ve gone through master planning processes before for campuses and
for systems, and this is familiar.
President and CEO, White Castle
I agreed to be a member of the Financial Advisory Board because I felt like I could make a very
small contribution to our next 50 years for the education of our students here in Arlington.
President, Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service
As I see it, the role of the Upper Arlington Financial Advisory Board is to just provide
different perspectives and guidance to the leadership of our schools.
And we are providing input from a business point of view and from a community point of
view on how they should best go about the different options that are being proposed.
Executive vice president, Huntington
I think the other individuals on the committee along with me have been extremely well engaged,
they’re well intended, and they want what’s best for the school system.
The leadership team at the schools have been very open to our thoughts, our concerns.
Throughout the meetings that we had, the Financial Advisory Board has asked a lot of tough questions.
The staff usually knows the answer.
They’re very well versed on this information.
I thought I knew how schools were funded, [laughing] and I’ve learned a lot.
Certainly the expansiveness of the project from the construction - the dollars that are
included, how it will impact a family and a homeowner in the community, and all of the
decision making that needs to go into a project of this size was very interesting.
This has been an impressive experience.
I think it’s been spot-on.
I’m really impressed with the whole master planning process.
It has been very, I think, collaborative.
I think it’s extremely important that the community be able to have their voice heard,
and I think that has been allowed by this process.
I encourage everybody to go out and learn about it and find out all the information
that you can so that you can make the best informed decision because it really will matter
to the students of the future.
This isn’t a band-aid.
This is a long range plan which will help not only the children of today but the children,
in essence, that aren’t even in Arlington or born yet.