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Master Facilities Project to be Delayed

Posted on: March 21, 2017

A key initiative for the Milford School District is the completion of the Master Facilities Plan, which includes replacing Milford Junior High School and Milford Preschool and finishing renovations to Milford High School. The completion of this project requires both local funding through a bond issue and state funding through the the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC).

In early March, the OFCC informed the district that they do not anticipate approval for Milford’s state share of funding until July 2018. The district cannot place a bond issue on the ballot until the state funding is approved. This means that the earliest the district can anticipate a potential bond issue is November 2018.

"Needless to say, the delay of a year is disappointing. We were not given any reasons for the delay; however, we believe that it is due to the uncertainty surrounding the state's finances," shared Milford Superintendent Nancy House.

In the fall, the district worked with a team of teachers, parents, students, community members, administrators and SHP architectural firm in a visioning and planning process for the future of these new educational facilities. 

"Although we cannot move forward on the construction of new buildings, we can move forward with implementing instructional approaches identified during the building visioning process," Mrs. House said.