Lexington Secures Funding For New Facilities With Bond Issue

  • 11/6/2018 8:16:47 PM
  • Sartaj Singh
  • Local News

LEXINGTON, OH - Lexington local schools has passed an 8.6-mill bond issue totaling around $55,950,000 million over a 37-year period.

The bond issue contains plans to build two new school facilities and demolish old existing structures. '

The State of Ohio is expected to pay for over 50% of the whole project.

The current facilities, including the Eastern Elementary Building, Western Elementary, Central Elementary, Lexington High School, and the Junior High School, are planned to be demolished, with two new buildings replacing them: A building for students in grades 7th-12th, and another building for younger students from Pre-K through 6th grade.

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