Liberty-Benton Begins Paperwork For Building Project

5/15/19 – 5:26 A.M.

Now that the Liberty-Benton building levy has passed, the school board is moving forward with securing state money for the project. The board held a special meeting Tuesday to approve an initial agreement with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission. The resolution means Liberty-Benton will be on the agenda for the July meeting of the commission. The district should receive its money from the state then.

Once that happens the district will get a project manager who will work with them to pick an architect. That should happen by September or October.

Voters in the Liberty-Benton school district approved a 35-year, 7.3 mill bond issue. It will build a new pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade facility and renovate parts of the high school. It will also pay for an 800-seat auditorium.

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