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.
School districts must raise their local share of the project budget within 13 months before the state funding can be released. Districts that fail to acquire their funding in that period are considered “lapsed,” but can still participate in OSFC programs once they obtain local funding.
Our district is in a unique position to potentially 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 protected] or stop by the district office.
Dr. Matt Bishop, Superintendent
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Bond Issue Newsletter Mailer for May 2, 2017 Election
Bond Issue Information for May 2, 2017 Election
Bond Issue Flyer for May 2, 2017 Election
Bond Issue PowerPoint from Community Meetings
Current District Facilities
Bond Issue Frequently Asked Questions
OFCC Assessment of West Elkton Intermediate