COLUMBUS – The State Controlling Board gave conditional approval for Kenton City Schools’ state-assisted school facilities project, State Representative Jon Cross (R-Kenton) announced today.
“This is another important milestone for this project, which will provide a better teaching environment, improved technology for educational and career advancements as well as providing stronger security for the safety of our children, staff and community,” said Cross, who is a Kenton High School graduate. “I appreciate the State Controlling Board’s action and the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission’s continued work with our local school leaders.”
The work approved today involves construction of a new middle/high school for students in grades 7 through 12 as well as career tech, as well as an allowance to abate and demolish other properties as needed.
The projected cost is $45.6 million, nearly $30 million of which will be funded through state support.
The project is contingent upon local voter approval of a bond issue, which will be on the ballot in November.