As a result of transparent spending and superb management of district dollars, we are extremely proud to announce that the state has approved our new elementary school building projects. We do not need additional tax dollars as we have the funds on hand. On November 18, 2021, the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) approved the Massillon elementary building project at their November Commission meeting. The project financial breakdown is as follows:
- State Share: $15,219,211
- Local Share: $29,807,375
- Project Budget: $45,026,586
As stated in community meetings in 2019, we would first look at district owned properties as potential locations in an effort to keep total project costs down while ensuring that we have new elementary buildings both on the East and West portions of our district. We are currently going through the investigative process on potential school sites. We are at the very beginning of this exciting process and at this time we do not have those locations finalized. We will soon be releasing a general timeline of this process as we are finalizing those details. In the month of December the OFCC controlling board is expected to vote on the release of the funds.
“I cannot begin to think of a more exciting time in the Massillon City School District than right now as we head into this process and establish the future for our school district,” said Superintendent, Paul Salvino, “Please stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.”