By Branden Ferguson, Multimedia Video Journalist - bio | email
Perry Township -
Perry School's elementary building was built in the early 1930's, and as a result, has become outdated. Superintendent Omer Schroeder and the school board members have been working diligently to get a new facility with the state's help. After starting with the Ohio School Facilities Commission offering to pay for 36 percent of the new building, Perry Schools are now excited to announce that the OSFC will be paying for 52 percent. The new facility would house grades K-6 and would cost more than $14million dollars. Within the walls of the school, the tools necessary to maintain top of the line education.
At the board meeting Tuesday night, members adopted a resolution declaring the necessity of bond issue and of a tax levy. With that on the ballot in November, an additional levy can be expected as well. The OSFC requires a .5 mill levy be placed on the ballot to cover maintenance costs once the building is completed.
Perry school's now have until July 11th to get approval of the project from the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, and have until July 22nd to receive funding approval from the State Controlling Board.