June 28, 2012 (COLUMBUS) The Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) has given its approval to over $85 million in construction trade contracts for work in 21 school districts across Ohio.
OSFC Executive Director Richard Hickman stated, “These 77 trade contracts represent a continuing investment in Ohio’s schools. Ohio’s ongoing school construction and renovation program is not only delivering high quality educational facilities, but it is also providing good jobs in lean economic times.”
Since its inception in 1997, the Commission has disbursed over $9.5 billion in state funding for school construction and renovation. Since the start of 2012, the Commission has approved contracts worth over $583 million.
Construction trade contracts are approved by the Commission after the competitively bid contracts are awarded by the local board of education.
(EDITORS: A list of the contracts can be found here.)