West Carrollton City Schools has been accepted into the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission building program, according to the district. STAFF

West Carrollton schools approved for state building program

West Carrollton City Schools has been accepted into the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission building program, according to the district.

The decision could provide a significant financial boost for the district, which has been seeking the program’s help to rebuild its schools.

The district, which includes parts of Miami Twp. and Moraine, said estimates show the project could receive as much as 81 percent state aid.

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Estimates to rebuild West Carrollton’s schools — all of which are more than 50 years old — have been between $125 million and $140 million, according to the school district.

A bond issue approved by voters would be necessary for the rebuilding program, school district officials have said.

A community forum on the possibility of constructing new buildings will be held May 8, according to the district. It is scheduled for 6 p.m. at West Carrollton High School, 5833 Student St.

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