Building Project

Building Project

West Carrollton Schools Building Project

The West Carrollton School District will be having a community forum Wednesday, May 8 from 6 to 7 pm at the High School Auditorium – 5833 Student Street – to discuss the possibility of construction of new buildings. School Superintendent, Dr. Andrea Townsend, and Business Manager, Jack Haag, will be joined by Wayne Colman from educational business development at Garmann Miller Architects, to provide a presentation of what new buildings could look like as well as a financial picture of state funding. 
 
The West Carrollton School District has recently been accepted into the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) building program. This is good news if the community chooses to lock in the current 81%/19% rate for state co-funded construction of new buildings. What this means is that the state would pay 81 cents and the community would pay 19 cents for every $1 of co-funded building projects.
 
The state/community ratio has changed since the district first looked at the new construction option. In 2007, the numbers were 37% state/63% community. In 2018, the numbers were 79%/21%. Every change has given the school district community savings, but it is not anticipated that the number will go lower. It is likely the funds offered from the OFCC will change when they are adjusted for 2020 and that the ratio numbers will decrease for the state investment and increase for the investment of the community.
 
Even a small percentage change can make a significant financial impact. It is not anticipated the district will have a better economic opportunity to consider new construction.
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