Friday, July 13, 2012 at 9:00 AM
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The three school districts receiving the most state funding for their school construction projects this round are the South-Western school district in Franklin County followed by the Marlington and Beaver school districts.
[Here's the full list of school district construction funding from the commission.]
Each project must be supported by both state and local funds. And Gongwer notes that it's still up to voters to approve the local tax dollar side of things:
OSFC gives districts 13 months to accomplish that before the district becomes "lapsed" and the funding gets distributed elsewhere as local election efforts continue.
[OSFC Executive Director Rick Hickman] said he is glad a number of previously approved districts were able to pass their bond issues in March. "We're very pleased with what appears to be a turnaround with school districts and the economic issues that they faced at the ballot box."
Hickman is referring to the fact that voters approved a majority of the bond issues on the March ballot.
In the special election coming up next month, voters in four districts will weigh in on bond issues.