In May of 1997, Ohio's legislative leaders created the Ohio Schools Facilities Commission (OSFC) to guide the state’s school rebuilding program. Work has led to the opening of over 1,180 new or renovated buildings, reaching an estimated 650,000 students. As part of the state’s effort, over $11.5 billion has been spent on both classroom facilities and a series of programs directed at such issues as school security and mitigating lead in drinking fountains. Through its fully funded rebuilding programs or through its grant programs, the OSFC had touched nearly every district in Ohio and completely addressed all facilities needs in 259 of those districts.
In 2012, the state of Ohio enacted the first major changes in public construction law in over 130 years. In addition to allowing the use of additional forms of construction administration, the General Assembly established the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC), merging the operations of the former Office of the State Architect and the OSFC.
Hard work goes on as the OFCC continues the rebuilding program.
May 20, 1997
SB 102 created the Ohio School Facilities Commission.
Ohio School Design Manual is adopted by Commission
First school building opens under program - Huntington Local School District in Ross County
Northeast Ohio office opened
Career tech guidelines are adopted
Green Schools Initiative begins
Ohio governor issues
Montessori in Cincinnati
LEED certified school in Ohio
21st Century School Design Workshops begin, Beaver
will be first project
OSFC and SAO consolidate into
project in Ohio
begins with a
new high school
at Coventry Local
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