COLUMBUS - State Rep. Daniel P. Troy (D-Willowick) today announced that the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC) is providing the Fairport Harbor Exempted Village School District with $50.4 million in funding to build a new PK-12 building.
"During my first tenure in the Legislature, I was instrumental in working with folks like Rep. Michael Fox to create this program that helps our needy school districts generate the funding to renovate or replace local school buildings.
I commend the residents of Fairport Harbor for passing a qualifying bond levy, which has made this significant infusion of state tax dollars into Fairport Harbor and Lake County possible. This state funding, which will cover approximately 93% of the cost of this new complex, will create a brand new learning environment, benefiting current and future generations of Fairport Harbor and Painesville area school children," said Rep. Troy.
"The condition of school facilities impact student achievement, as well as teacher engagement and satisfaction," said OFCC Executive Director Cheryl J. Lyman. "The school building will be designed and constructed using best practices and will last for generations."
About the OFCC
The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission oversees capital projects undertaken by state agencies and state-supported institutions of higher education; manages Ohio's school facility programs which provide support for the construction and renovation of public K-12 schools; and administers the funding for community-based cultural and sports facilities projects.
The Commission's mission is to lead collaboration with their partners in the planning, design, and construction of public facilities through quality service, expertise, and knowledge sharing.