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Published: Thursday, 6/19/2014

Perrysburg school board looks at levy to generate $39M to $40M

BLADE STAFF

The Perrysburg Board of Education today approved a request to the Wood County Auditor to certify two bond amounts to pay for a new fifth and sixth grade school building and for other improvements.

The auditor‘s office is asked to certify the amounts — one at just under $39 million and one at $40 million — and the board ‍plans on selecting one at a 6 p.m. meeting July 21 to be placed before voters on the November ballot.

At the 7 a.m. board meeting today, representatives from The Collaborative architectural firm presented one option for a $33 million building cost. Board members seemed to be in agreement on also including a new 9,000-square foot auxiliary gym at Perrysburg High School for $2.3 million and air conditioning in the Perrysburg Junior High School for $2.6 million in cost.

Board members also wanted to keep an 1,800-square foot cafeteria area, which the Toledo design firm suggested could be eliminated to save on costs. With that area, total costs for the project nearly $39 million.

If the board decides it needs all $40 million for the project, it would need to have a 3.02-mill levy approved. That would about $213 a year for the owner of a $200,000 home. 

 



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