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Commission Approves $400 Million in School Construction Projects

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Rick Savors, Media Relations Manager
614 466‐7746 /
rick.savors@ofcc.ohio.gov

 

July 11, 2019 (Columbus) – The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) today approved school construction projects in nine (9) school districts across the Buckeye state with a value of nearly $400 million. The Commission action will mean the allocation of $187 million in state funding to be combined with $210 million in local funding.  This funding was made possible through House Bill 529, the state’s capital bill enacted in 2018.
 

“This is a significant step for these nine districts and for our state as we continually ensure that our children attend modern, innovative educational facilities that support their academic success. Congratulations to these school communities!” said OFCC Chair Kimberly Murnieks.  OFCC Interim Executive Director Jon Walden added, “There is also a significant economic impact attached to today’s Commission action – the construction work generated by these projects means both job opportunities for local residents and increased purchases of goods and services from local businesses.”
 

The funding awards are contingent upon state Controlling Board approval.  All nine school districts have already raised their local shares for these projects. 
 

About OFCC
The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission is responsible for guiding capital projects for state agencies, state-supported universities and community colleges, and Ohio’s comprehensive public K-12 school construction and renovation program.


The legislature established the Commission in 2012 with the merger of the Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) and the former Office of the State Architect. The Commission is currently working with, or has completed all necessary work in, nearly two-thirds of the state’s 610 school districts and has opened more than 1,200 new or renovated facilities.

 

As approved on July 11, 2019

DISTRICT

COUNTY

STATE SHARE

LOCAL SHARE

TOTAL BUDGET

Batavia Local

Clermont

$38,057,869

$9,514,467

$47,572,336

East Clinton Local

Clinton

$11,196,838

$10,021,878

$21,218,716

Firelands Local

Lorain

$5,297,765

$22,585,211

$27,882,976

Green Local

Scioto

$17,069,809

$6,972,175

$24,041,984

Logan Elm Local

Pickaway

$13,799,976

$39,276,856

$53,076,832

Shelby City

Richland

$19,274,019

$19,274,020

$38,548,039

South-Western City

Franklin

$61,063,864

$61,063,864

$122,127,728

Tuscarawas Valley Local

Tuscarawas

$9,594,968

$15,007,514

$24,602,482

Warrensville Heights City

Cuyahoga

$12,242,464

$26,015,235

$38,257699

TOTAL

 

$187,597,572

$210,731,220

$397,328,792

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