Committee examines city, school district sharing resources
Reynoldsburg City Council has convened a new ad-hoc committee to examine the possibility of shared resources between the city and the schools.
Councilwoman Leslie Kelly is the committee's chair and has set forth an agenda that will explore "best practices" in this area.
The committee plans to look at how the city and schools could more efficiently share operational costs such has payroll, maintenance and information technology.
Kelly, referring to this as a "good place to start," has asked members of the committee to prepare three ideas of operational cost efficiencies and to research other local examples for the next meeting.
Others topics of interest include researching how citizens might be able to get better use of school facilities and a diversion program that would target "at-risk" youth and provide those youth with activities so they have a productive use of their free time. A mentoring program is also being discussed.
The committee is asking for feedback from the community.
A form is being created for suggestions and a drop box will be available at the Reynoldsburg Municipal Building at 7232 E. Main St. The committee is looking into creating an online form as well. Residents also may e-mail the committee members directly.
In addition to Kelly, committee members include, Councilman Nathan Burd, Councilman Barth Cotner and school Superintendant Steve Dackin. E-mail addresses are available on the city of Reynoldsburg Web site.