Westerville City School District (WCSD) officials worked with Columbus City Schools (CCS) officials over the summer of 2016 to develop an agreement that transitions the 30-year-old “Win-Win” agreement to a new agreement that better reflects current regional conditions.
Both parties jointly developed an agreement that stabilizes the boundaries of the WCSD while phasing out annual payments to CCS over the next five years.
A full payment will be made in the 2016-17 school year, followed by a 20 percent reduction each consecutive year: 100% in year one, 80% in year two, 60% in year three, 40% in year four, 20% in the final year five.
No payments will be made from WCSD to CCS after the fifth year.
No property is transferring from WCSD to CCS as part of this agreement.
There is no longer a need to revisit and/or reconsider the agreement every six years.
The CCS Board of Education voted on the agreement at its regular meeting on Tuesday, August 16, 2016; The WCSD Board of Education voted on the agreement during its regular meeting on August 22, 2016.
WCSD officials appreciate the work and foresight of CCS officials in structuring this new five-year agreement in order to secure current district boundary lines, which results in continued stability and predictability for families in our school district.