State grants money for 2 new schools


School superintendent Andrea Townsend said the district expects it will take about a year to plan and design the new buildings and two years to construct them.

“I couldn’t be happier that we are able to have all new school facilities for our students, teachers and residents, all within a few years of each other,” Townsend told this outlet. “It’s just a huge boost for our education system to be state-of-the-art buildings.”

She said she appreciates the members of the community who helped make this possible.

The funding for West Carrollton schools was part of $307 million in public funding announced Thursday by the OFCC and included four other construction projects in Medina, Lake, Columbiana and Greene counties.

“The state of school facilities has an impact on student achievement, as well as teacher engagement and satisfaction,” said OFCC CEO Cheryl J. Lyman. “These schools will be designed and built using best practices and will last for generations.”

Combined with $151 million in local funding, the projects represent more than $458 million in public construction work.

“OFCC action today supports student success in local communities across the state,” Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said in a statement Thursday. “Investments made in these schools will create safe, modern and flexible learning environments that promote opportunities for academic excellence and prepare students for a prosperous future.”


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