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New Grant Aims to Make Ohio’s Public Schools Safer

Thanks to a provision in the state budget, Ohio’s school districts can now tap into a new grant aiming to make their buildings safer. Online enrollment for the $12 million program for public schools known as the School Security Grant started earlier this fall.

Nearly $500 Million in State Funding for School Construction Approved

Emmanuel Dunand / AFP/Getty Images The Ohio School Facilities Commission approved more than $471 million in state funding for school construction projects Thursday. That’s more money than approved last year, Gongwer News Service says. The three school districts receiving the most state funding for their school construction projects this round are the South-Western school district in [...]

New Schools Sit Empty as Enrollment Hopes Meet Reality

Through the Ohio School Facilities Commission, the state has spent nearly $11 billion to build or renovate schools around the state. But about $40 million worth of new schools in three Dayton-area districts have been taken out of service because projections used to build the facilities grossly miscalculated the student enrollments the districts would have, [...]

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