West Carrollton High School is one of seven school buildings in that district built before 1970. The high school was the last building in the district renovated, undergoing work in 1990. STAFF

West Carrollton schools want new buildings: What’s really going on

The West Carrollton school board is expected tonight to vote to put a 37-year bond issue on the ballot this fall for new schools.

A 5.60-mill bond issue is scheduled to be voted on by the board of education as part of plan to use state funds to pay the schools.

If approved by voters, the bond issue will cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $199 more a year, according to the school district, which includes parts of Miami Twp. and Moraine.

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For those eligible for the homestead exemption, that rate would be about $149 more a year, according to the district’s website.

Approval of the bond issue would provide about $44 million for the district, which has been accepted for the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission building program.

The OFCC would provide an 81 percent state share for co-funded projects, West Carrollton school district officials have said.

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All of the schools in the district are at least 50 years old.

The new building proposal calls for a pre-kindergarten to first grade building and another housing students in grades two through four on the current sites of Early Childhood Center and West Carrollton Middle School.

A third building – to include fifth- and sixth-graders – would be constructed the current site of Holliday Elementary. The last site – where Schnell Elementary and West Carrollton High School are now located – would include a campus housing seventh-graders through seniors, according to the district.

The board is set to meet at 6 p.m. at West Carrollton High School.

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