The board had discussed a possible construction project the past few years before this spring holding community meetings on options for what the board found to be the district’s greatest need of new elementary buildings. The bond issue includes some dollars for updates at the high school.
The district would seek to annex the property from the township to the city of Troy “There is land, but not what you thought,” Superintendent Eric Herman said of the search for available land across the community. The selected site is in the southwest sector of the community, a growth area.
The board was given a conceptual site layout featuring the buildings, parking areas, bus drop off location and other features. The drawing was provided by the district’s consultants from SHP and likely will change several times during the plan development process.
“I can’t emphasize enough it’s a conceptual drawing,” Herman said. The district is working with the Ohio School Facilities Commission, with the district eligible for 33 percent construction funding. The estimated project cost was set at $63.3 million with a $47.9 million local share.
The ballot issue seeks 4.61-mills for 30 years. The cost to the owner of a $100,000 home would be around $161 annually, according to the Miami County Auditor’s Office.
For more information on the project, visit the schools’ website at www.troy.k12.oh.us.