The district had hoped to replace two 1920s school buildings, a 1950 elementary and the 1968 high school with three buildings on existing sites, via a 5.39-mill bond, with the state paying 53 percent of demolition/construction costs.
The state rated all but the high school with their lowest rating of “poor,” while the high school was called “borderline.”
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Superintendent Rick Earley said Valley View has to do something to upgrade its facilities, but he said everything is still on the table for now.
“Anytime it’s defeated twice, I think you have to say, let’s go back to the very beginning and see what’s the best way to go,” Earley said.
Miami Valley CTC
Voters rejected MVCTC’s first attempt to pass a state-match bond issue May 2 by a 52-48 ratio.
The bond would have helped pay for about $62.5 million worth of additional classroom space, upgraded technology and improved safety at the 50-year-old campus in Clayton. The state would have paid 47 percent.
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“At this point, we have to sit down and look at the data. We have so many different precincts because we serve 27 different districts,” Superintendent Nick Weldy said. “We need to sit down and look at what the voters told us and look at what other issues won.”