Tiffin City BOE discusses construction project

The Tiffin City School Board of Education met in special session Thursday morning to further the proposed school construction project.

Two action items were approved during the meeting:

• Approved the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission Expedited Local Partnership Program project agreement.

• Adopted a resolution to accept the master facility plan developed by the OFCC for the ELPP project.

The district would not be eligible for state funding for four to five years, so the building process will be completed in a two-phase process.

The Expedited Local Partnership Program — a program through the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission — allows a school district that is estimated to be over two years away from eligibility for state assistance to receive a district wide assessment and a master facilities plan.

The district will be able to keep its local share of 32% of every dollar and 68% funded from the state. Through the ELPP program, projects are funded fully by the school district. Districts can fund projects with a bond levy, permanent improvement levy, school district income tax or local donated contribution.

The next regular meeting is at 7 p.m. Nov. 26 at the Tiffin Middle School, 103 Shepherd Drive.