The West Liberty-Salem School Board discussed a levy Tuesday.
The levy will allow the district to participate in an Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) project. The project would allow the district to renovate and build additions to the current campus. Some of the improvements that the levy would fund include expanding classroom sizes and the cafeteria, eliminate the modulars, repair the roof, expand the physical education areas, add another entrance to the campus from US 68, and update the HVAC and technology infrastructure. In total, the improvements will add 28,000 square feet to the campus.
The board proposed the levy to be 7.6 mills, totaling $14.5 million. The proposed levy would affect the district for 27 years.
The levy's resolution will be submitted to the Champaign County Auditor to be certified. Once certified, the board can move forward with the proposed levy.
Superintendent Kraig Hissong talks about the levy.
The board also approved the re-establishment of the West Liberty-Salem Drama Club. Dianne Baumgardner will volunteer her time to advise the club.
The district will also be purchasing a 2013 Blue Bird Vision Bus to start updating the fleet. The bus will be able to seat 72 passengers.
A correction was made to the employment of Amanda Strickland. She will be the Head Varsity Cheerleading Advisor for the winter.
The West Liberty-Salem Board of Education will hold a special meeting on July 24th at 7 pm and the next regular meeting is scheduled for August 21st at 7 pm.