By Indian Hill School District Superintendent Kirk Koennecke

INDIAN HILL, OH (February 21, 2022) – At the Indian Hill School District, we have so much to celebrate as we reflect this year on the State of Our Schools: our budget is balanced; our financial outlook is stable; our construction is underway. 

Our laser focus is to provide world-class opportunities to our students, detailed within our new 5-year District strategic plan we are presenting to our stakeholders through our State of the Schools video presentation and a special edition of our IH Promise printed newsletter.

Building a Brave Future: Our Facilities
We are moving forward to Build a Brave Future that will serve generations of our future global leaders to come. Across the District, plans are in place for mechanical, safety and security upgrades at each of our buildings, including the construction of our new Indian Hill Middle School building and a robust new Unified Arts Addition at Indian Hill Elementary School, replacing the old sawtooth section.

Building a Brave Future: Our Strategic Plan
We are in the Brave Construction Zone not only with our facilities, but also as we launch our new 5-year District strategic plan. By the numbers: 2,200 stakeholders developed our plan – including students, community members, staff, and alumni. 

The District hosted six community engagement events. We welcomed 160 students who participated in focus groups. A total of 22 steering team members met for 10-plus planning and design sessions. 

We want to thank every member of our Brave family who invested time in this important work. It is work that is student-centered to the core, as we move forward in using our Experiences, Environment, and Resources to develop: Learners as Doers; Learners as Individuals; and Learners as the Whole Child. We have defined ten key initiatives that will enhance how we create experiences that will enhance the overall educational experience for our students, and we have determined a detailed timeline for implementation.

Indian Hill Superintendent Kirk Koennecke (Provided)

  • We are moving forward
  • We are Building the Brave Future our community expects and deserves.
  • We are keeping our students at the center of all we do, this is our IH Promise to you
  • This is what it means to be Brave.

In service to our children,

Kirk Koennecke,

Superintendent, Indian Hill School District