For Immediate Release
May 26, 2010

Commission approves $250 million in construction contracts

May 26, 2010 (COLUMBUS) The Ohio School Facilities Commission at its meeting of May 25, 2010 approved more than $249.8 million in school construction and renovation work in 42 school districts.

OSFC Executive Director Richard C. Murray stated, “These contracts represent the continuing commitment of Governor Ted Strickland and the Ohio General Assembly to the education of our state’s children.” He went on to note that “it’s also another example of the positive impact of Ohio’s school construction program - not only on the delivery of high quality educational facilities, but also in providing good jobs in lean economic times economy.” The Commission action will support an estimated 2,270 job opportunities for Ohio workers.

Since its inception in 1997, the Commission has disbursed over $8.3 billion for school construction and renovation, resulting in the occupancy of 760 buildings serving an estimated 423,000 children.

Construction trade contracts are approved by the Commission after the competitively bid contracts are awarded by the local board of education.


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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