Voters can expect bond issue this fall for new West Carrollton schools

A 5.7-mill bond issue to build new schools in the West Carrollton district is expected to be on the ballot this fall.

District officials said the bond issue is expected to cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $199 more a year or about $149 for those eligible for the Homestead Exemption, according to the school district.

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Projected costs for new school buildings throughout the district could range from $125 million to $140 million, district officials have said.

West Carrollton officials have been studying the possibility of building new schools for about two years, as all of them are now at least 50 years old.

The school district – which includes parts of Miami Twp. and Moraine - was recently been accepted into the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission building program.

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The West Carrollton board of education unanimously approved a resolution earlier this month to enter into the state’s Expedited Local Partnership Program, which district officials said will lock in the community’s ability to build new schools with an 81 percent state share of co-funded projects.

The board is expected to vote this summer to place a bond issue on the ballot, officials said.


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