For Immediate Release
November 17, 2011

Commission approves award of $86 million in trade construction contracts

November 17, 2011 (COLUMBUS) The Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) today approved more than $86.6 million in contracts for school construction and renovation work in 17 school districts across Ohio.

OSFC Executive Director Richard Hickman stated, “These 63 construction trade contracts represent a continuing investment in Ohio’s schools. Ohio’s ongoing school construction 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. The contracts approved in November bring the total of approved expenditures to $890 million for calendar year 2011.

Construction trade contracts are approved by the Commission after the competitively bid contracts are awarded by the local board of education.

(A list of the contracts can be found at by clicking here.)

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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