This page is designed to keep stakeholders up-to-date with information concerning the new facilities and developments of access revenue generated by the Rover Pipeline.
Follow the planning of Hillsdale's new campus with this separate website maintained by
Fanning Howey, architecture firm for Hillsdale Local Schools.
The goal of the website is to maintain total transparency by sharing the latest information about Hillsdale’s future PK-12 school campus.
Please find past updates "archived" below the following Related Photo Galleries.
September 16, 2021
Watch this narrated video for the progress on the new athletic complex. https://youtu.be/Wgm4QT6yHWg. It presents a Falcon's-eye view of the progress on the new educational building.
Since this was recorded, the team has continued to make great strides at our #FALCONflock site. Among the work, the offices and elementary/middle school-competition gym have had the sub-roof placed, the steel structure has been erected for the 7th to 12th-grade wing, and further block walls are going up in various areas throughout the building. This progress can be seen in the photo updates at the end of the video or in the September 10 photo gallery below.
Related Photo Galleries
August 20, 2021
Watch this narrated video for the progress on the new athletic complex. https://youtu.be/JPX7CKutrKA
March 25, 2021
The first blocks forming the walls for the new preK-12 building are being placed! The perimeter of the new offices can be seen along with the two elevator shafts and the water tank for the sprinkler system. In the center of the footprint, the block seen there is forming the new elementary gym/middle school competition gym.
Work has also started on the field house, football field and track. In addition, the retaining wall that encompasses the walkway to the new ball complex continues to be built. View pictures of those items in this photo gallery and this gallery.
March 16, 2021
Construction of the new campus remains on schedule. The different locations of the grounds are literally taking shape, including the laying of the foundation for the pre-K through 12 facility. Walls of the building will be erected beginning this spring, providing a glimpse of the final project.
The foundation and retaining walls for the field house for the athletic complex (pictured) are being installed. The first home game is expected to be played in the new stadium this fall. Work on the football stadium will begin this spring.
In addition, crews have installed underground utilities. Utility poles were removed around the property, and Firelands Electric and BCU switched service from overhead to the new underground line.
A lot of earth has been moved since fall in the preparation of the site, roughly 200,000 cubic yards of dirt along with 50,000 cubic yards of topsoil.
October 23, 2020
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October 6, 2020
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September 24, 2020
June 5, 2020
- Digging Deep
On June 5, 2020, the test well was drilled on the Twp. Rd. 1902 school property with good results. It will be one of three projected wells for the new facility.
November 28, 2018
November 5, 2018
March 13, 2018
New Schools Facility
On March 13, 2018, a public meeting was held to provide information about how the Rover Pipeline project could impact our district and how this could relate to new facilities. Rover is a public utility pipeline transporting natural gas, which is taxable under Chapter 57 of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC). Rover had until April 18, 2018, to file tax reports with the Ohio Department of Taxation (ODT). ODT will use these tax reports to provide preliminary assessment certificates by October 1, 2018. These assessment certificates will give us a very good idea on the revenue the district will receive. We are very optimistic that we will see substantial revenue, potentially to the point where we could build a new K-12 facility without going to the voters for a bond issue. I know this sounds too good to be true, but time will tell. This assumption of projected revenue is based on two factors. First is the amount of tax dollars Rover stated that it will be paying during the first year of full operation to Ohio. That total amount was $135,000,000. Secondly, we are using information that experts have analyzed concerning the Nexus pipeline project, and we are comparatively looking at the Rover project. We will carefully be watching the release of figures that the ODT will provide by October 1, 2018. We know the community will have many questions and concerns. We will continue to update our website with information concerning the pipeline revenue and new facilities. You may visit the district webpage at www.hillsdale.k12.oh.us and click on the “New Facility” tab. There you will find new information and questions and answers to questions concerning the project. Please visit our website and participate in our online survey concerning new facilities. If you have additional questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 419-368-8501.