BUCKEYE BOARD APPROVES RESOLUTION TO PROCEED WITH BOND ISSUE

Contact: Jeffrey Harrison, Superintendent

jharrison@buckeyeschools.org  

330-722-8257                            


MEDINA, OH (January 10, 2022) — The Buckeye Local School District Board of Education approved a resolution to proceed with a bond issue to be placed on the May 2, 2023, ballot at its January 10 meeting. Per certification by the Medina County Auditor, the $80,000,000 bond issue will be for 5.6 mills and will cost the owner of a $100k home approximately $16.33 per month.

The resolution to proceed was the second of two resolutions the Board was required to pass in order to place the bond issue on the ballot. The Board approved the first resolution of necessity at its December 15 meeting.

“The Board of Education's decision to pursue the bond issue was an extensive, collaborative process that involved input from the Buckeye Local Schools' community," said Superintendent Jeff Harrison. “We look forward to continuing to work closely with our stakeholders as we move forward.”

If approved by voters, the bond issue will fulfill the district’s Facilities Master Plan. The Facilities Master Plan approved by the Board in November 2022 includes constructing, furnishing and equipping a shared 7-12 building with related campus improvements. The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission has committed to cover 19% of the cost, while additional locally funded initiatives will allow for other updates such as a gymnasium, performing arts center, stadium renovation and traffic flow improvements.





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