For Immediate Release
July 7, 2011

School building funding offered to 13 districts

July 7, 2011 (COLUMBUS) The Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) has approved funding for facility construction projects in 13 school districts across Ohio. The projects represent nearly $543 million in work, to be financed by a combination of state and local funding. The action came at the Commission’s July 7th meeting.

OSFC Executive Director Richard M. Hickman said the approvals offered two potential benefits to the 13 local communities: “This is a critical step in addressing the facilities needs within these districts. This agency is committed to assisting these districts in educating children, by providing buildings that are student centered learning environments that enhance our children’s future.” Hickman added that, “There is also a significant economic impact attached to today’s Commission action – the construction work generate by this project could translate into 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. The districts must acquire their local share of the project budget within a one-year time frame before the state funding can be released.

(Click here for a list of the districts funded)

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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