The Walter Shade Early Childhood Center, which opened in 1954, is one of several schools in West Carrollton that are more than 50 years old. NICK BLIZZARD/STAFF

West Carrollton considering school rebuilding program

West Carrollton City Schools is looking at the possibility of rebuilding some schools.

The district’s board of education Wednesday night is scheduled to consider applying for “an active planning process” with the Ohio School Facilities Commission, records show.

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West Carrollton Superintendent Rusty Clifford said passage of the measure would start a process that may take two years or more.

Many of West Carrollton’s seven schools are more than 50 years old with the one most recently built – Harold Schnell Elementary – opening in 1969, when it was Valley Hills School, records show.

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