CHAMPION – School board approved a $ 607,402 roof replacement project at Champion High School. The remaining funds from the Ohio School Facilities Commission from the new school complex are to be used to cover costs.
Superintendent John Grabowski said at the board meeting on Monday that the remaining $ 745,000 from the approximately $ 31 million PK school project will be used for high school improvements and other necessary renovations and repairs.
The board approved a contract with Duro-Last Roofing to be installed by Holko Enercon Roofing Solutions to replace the high school’s aging roof.
He said there was $ 537,361 left from the OSFC project, and with the interest earned, the remaining amounts are approximately $ 745,000.
Grabowski said once the umbrella project is completed, the remaining $ 140,000 will give the district the opportunity to do what it has to do in high school. He said other necessary projects – including roof repairs, boiler upgrades, air conditioning updates, and WiFi improvements – can be done and prioritized.
The new elementary and middle school complex opened in late summer 2018 and was made possible by a $ 4.4 million local loan and funds from the OSFC program to support classroom facilities.
The new school complex replaced the centuries-old Champion Central Elementary north of 305 and 45 state roads and Champion Middle School on Alva Avenue, both of which were demolished.
Treasurer Laurena Rouan said the PK-8 school project was under budget because construction costs were low at the time the bond issue was approved.
“The timing was ideal for the project. All the factors that had to come into play in this project helped us. “ she said beforehand.
For the $ 31 million project, 44 percent of the local stake was covered by the $ 4.4 million bond that raised $ 13.8 million, and the OSFC covered 56 percent and paid $ 17.5 million.
On another matter, the board announced the seventh annual State of the Schools and Student Showcase “Creating Citizens of the 21st Century” will be at the grammar school from 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. on February 5th.
High school students FIRST Robotics, Middle School FIRST Technology Challenge and elementary virtual reality demonstrations are planned.
In other matters the board has:
• Approval of the school calendar 2020-21 with the first day for students on August 18, 2020 and the last day on May 20, 2021;
• Approved Property Insurance Rates for 2020-21 at $ 57,500;
• Approved Matthew White to direct the school musical.
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