The Ohio Senate has approved a bill sponsored by Senator Michael Rulli that gives more state money to help build new schools.
Another $100 million will be made available to school districts across Ohio for new buildings through the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission.
“By approving this funding, we are allowing the good work that is being done for our schools and students to continue without delay,” Rulli said. “All students, regardless of their economic status or geographic location, should have the opportunity to learn in a healthy and safe environment, and this bill helps to ensure that remains true.”
Priority for the renovations will be given to low-income districts.
Since the state assistance began in 1997, 1,202 school buildings have been fully renovated or constructed.