Published: Friday, November 17, 2006
Brookfield hopes for funding
BROOKFIELD The Brookfield School District has a good chance of receiving a large amount of funding from the Ohio Schools Facilities Commission, said Superintendent Michael R. Notar.
On Wednesday, Notar told the Brookfield Board of Education and those attending its regular session that meetings with OSFC representative have been positive. The OSFC started looking at the district's facilities last month.
"They've really got a heavy interest in our area," Notar said.
Notar said an OSFC representative started looking at the schools again Tuesday. The representative is looking at such things as asbestos and tile to determine if it would be more efficient to tear down the old buildings or sell them.
Notar said representatives are set to visit every month until the end of the school year.
Notar hopes to tour the Joseph Badger Schools Educational Complex, which was built with 66 percent of its cost coming from the OSFC. Residents funded the rest through a bond issue passed in 2003.
He hopes that board members, teachers and staff will tour the complex to look at the possibility of building a kindergarten-through-12th-grade complex here, which would lower building and maintenance costs.
The board voted to close Addison Elementary School earlier this year because the decaying building was too costly to keep repairing.