The proposal calls for replacing the 1962 Warner Middle School and 1976 Xenia High School with a single building to be constructed at Ohio 42 and Ledbetter Road. The state-required evaluation of the two existing buildings called them both “borderline,” the middle rating out of three.
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The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission would pay for 40 percent of the project if Xenia voters agree to raise the rest via this bond issue. The current OFCC funding cycle expires after the August election. OFCC officials said Xenia could still qualify for state funding after that time if they passed a levy, but the funding percentage could shift.
“The $28.5 million that the state is offering now is contingent on the passage of the bond issue to fund our local share,” Morrison said.
Camden on the ballot
The only other levies expected on the Aug. 8 ballot are a pair of renewal levies in the Preble County village of Camden.
Preble County Board of Elections Director Terri Hans said Camden officials filed a 6-mill renewal police levy and a 4-mill renewal levy for general operating expenses. Hans said the Board of Elections is scheduled to certify those levies to the ballot next week.
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