The Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) approved over $29.2 million in state funding for school construction work in the Preble Shawnee Local School District. The district is one of fifteen from across Ohio that received an offer of funding from the Commission, which oversees the state’s school facility renovation and construction program.
Our buildings were assessed recently and were determined that none are up to state standards. Based on our district’s valuation, the state has offered to pay 65% of the base costs of two new buildings if the district raises the remaining 35%.
The funding, combined with $22.2 million from our district, would allow us to move forward with the construction of a new Preble Shawnee Elementary and a new Preble Shawnee Middle/High School that will have the capacity for career-technical education.
If voters approve, our district will be in a unique position to build two 21st century schools without adding to the tax rate that residents were paying in 2015.
I encourage you to stay informed and if you have questions, please contact me via email at email@example.com or stop by the district office.
Dr. Matt Bishop, Superintendent
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