For Immediate Release
September 3, 2009

Commission to strategically align program with 21st Century Learning Environments

September 3, 2009 (COLUMBUS) The Ohio School Facilities Commission today approved a resolution calling for the executive director to make recommendations to the Comission on strategically aligning Ohio's school construction programs with the needs of a 21st century learning environment.

The resolution directs the executive director to review and make recommendations in the following areas:

1. Develop a clear definition of a 21st century physical learning environment and a strategic plan to achieve the building of 21st century learning environments.

2. Develop recommendations on quality construction practices and sustainable funding.

3. Promote effective community partnerships, including joint-use and collaborative service agreements, among others.

4. Promote the strategic alignment of Commission programs and the Ohio School Design Manual to support the education reforms adopted in HB 1.

The executive director may establish workgroups for each of these objectives and is slated to provide an interim report and recommendations at the December Commission meeting.

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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