OAKWOOD, Ohio (WDTN) – Oakwood Schools will begin some “must-do” improvements after the Master Facilities Plan was accepted by the Oakwood School Board of Education members Monday night.
It will begin with $16.5 million renovations to mechanical, plumbing, and electrical systems as part of phase one.
“That will focus primarily here at the high school and junior high because it’s the most needy of our buildings if you will, it also serves the most students,” said Oakwood Schools superintendent, Dr. Kyle Ramey. “With targeted infrastructure work at Harman and Smith.”
Ramey said phase two will then be about five years down the road when they switch to focus on Harman and Smith, while finishing up at the junior high and high school.
Ramey said phase three could be bringing in an early learning center since there is not one in the city limits, and then phase four would be finding ways to modernize and build onto the existing buildings.
The first phase will be covered by an already available bond issue, but in the coming weeks, the district will discuss funding options for remaining phases.
“One would be a bond issue which would go to the voters for something like a 2.7 mill bond issue which would raise about $18 million,” added Ramey.
Ramey said other options include getting state funding or seeking private donations.
For a detailed breakdown of the proposed phase one projects, click here.