Buildings Update

Last Updated: 11/11/2020 3:51 PM

Progress on New Schools as Board Approves Next Steps

  • With State money on hold due to budget issues, the Valley View Board of Education has approved steps to help the school move forward with planned school facility construction projects.
  • In a special board meeting on October 19, 2020, the Board of Education approved a resolution for the school to apply to change its standing with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) to an Expedited Local Partnership Program. This change will allow the school to move forward with spending its 40% of funds raised by approval of the last school bond issue.

    The district can start creating the architectural plans, hiring the builder and even construct the new high school--all before the rest of the money comes in. We would be spending our 40%, raised by the bond issue.
     
  • The Board has approved the purchase of the Phillips property, which includes the house next to the current high school. The Phillips property will increase the district’s road frontage on Farmersville-Germantown Pike, providing better access to the Weaver property where the new schools will be constructed.
  • One big cost of long-term construction projects is the rental of a construction trailer. The architects we have consulted have said that cost could run more than $100,000. By using the Phillips house, the district can be good stewards of taxpayer funds and end the project with a resource that we can repurpose after the project is complete.

Tentative Project Timeline

  • Design and planning January 2021 through spring
  • Breaking ground in the fall of 2021
  • Opening a new high school in fall 2023
  • When the OFCC releases its 60% of funding, the school will begin building the rest of the planned facilities.