For Immediate Release
May 6, 2010

Eight districts secure voter approval of project levies

May 6, 2010 (COLUMBUS) Eight (8) school districts across Ohio will be moving forward with school building construction and renovation projects following the Primary Election Tuesday, May 4, 2010.

The eight districts were successful in passing local levies that will be used for paying the district’s portion of the cost of anticipated work from an Ohio School Facilities Commission project. A ninth district – Circleville City in Pickaway County – is currently leading but the results are close enough that the provisional ballots waiting to be counted could determine the outcome of the issue. Under Ohio law, districts must raise their portion of the funds before state funds can be released for the project.

OSFC Executive Director Richard C. Murray called the results “a major step forward for these districts and a strong indication of the support local communities have for education, even during difficult economic times.”

Of the eight, six will be funded through the Commission’s Classroom Facilities Assistance program (CFAP), and two from the Exceptional Needs program (ENP). The eight districts have combined anticipated project budgets of over $320 million dollars. The projects are estimated to support approximately 1,150 job opportunities for each of the next two years.

Districts Securing Local Funding (May 2010)

District  County Program Projected Budget
Austintown Mahoning CFAP $50,343,583.00
Coshocton City Coshocton CFAP $24,078,445.00
Eaton Community Preble CFAP $56,381,310.00
Green Local Wayne CFAP $35,318,283.00
Hopewell Loudon Seneca CFAP $27,420,361.00
Springfield Local Summit ENP $33,547,476.00
Madison Local Lake CFAP $42,000,000.00
Three Rivers Local Hamilton ENP $54,000,000.00*
    *Estimated

(EDITORS: The amounts reflected on this chart refer to the projected cost of work approved under the OSFC-funded program. In some instances, districts may seek bond issues above the local participation required by state statute in order to pay for construction related expenses not funded through the state program.)


About OFCC

Established in 1997, the Commission is responsible for administration of the state’s school construction and renovation program. The Commission is currently working with, or has completed all necessary work in, nearly two-thirds of the state’s 613 school districts.

On September 10, 2012, the Commission was consolidated with the Office of the State Architect to form the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission. The Ohio School Facilities Commission continues to exist as a separate commission within the new agency, focusing on funding Ohio’s comprehensive K-12 school construction program.

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Media contact: Rick Savors at 614.466.7746 or rick.savors@ofcc.ohio.gov