September 25, 2023

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OFCC approves $15 million for new Massillon elementary schools

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Whittier Elementary School teacher Joyce Spanakis works with Harley Marcurella on a writing assignment in class. The district has plans to replace Whittier, the district's oldest elementary school, as well as Franklin and Gorrell, with two new pre-kindergarten to third grade schools through a partnership with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission.

MASSILLON – The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission is expected to contribute $15 million to help Massillon City Schools construct two new elementary schools.

The OFCC meet last week and approved the state’s share of $15,219,211 for the project, Superintendent Paul Salvino said. The state Controlling Board is expected to approve the release of the funds next month.

The agreement with the OFCC is the result of many back and forth meetings with the commission.

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For some time, district officials have been working with the OFCC to secure funding to build new schools to replace the district’s aging elementary schools.

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