Northeastern takes step in preparation to build $119 million schools

Northeastern Local Schools are one step closer to building its two new schools.

The district hired Dayton-based Ruetschle Architects for its school facilities project, the Board of Education announced this week.

Ruetschle Architects will design the district’s $119 million construction project, which will build two new preschool-through-12th-grade campuses in the district. The architect group helped with initial designs of the building and was present during previous community forums answering questions from the community about the bond issue.

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Voters approved a bond issue in May by a margin of 56 percent to 44 percent, according to results from the Clark County Election Board. The bond will cost the owner of a $100,000 home about $295 a year.

The campuses will be located near the current South Vienna School and Kenton Ridge High School.

“Ruetschle Architects will bring a wealth of experience in school construction and design to this project that we can build on to create facilities that will serve our students and community well for generations,” said Superintendent John Kronour. “Ruetschle has worked with the district throughout the planning and community engagement phases of the facilities project and their understanding of our needs and the values of our community will be an asset as we build the future of NELSD.”

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The project is funded through a bond issue approved by voters in May 2018 and a partnership with the state that will provide about $41 million through the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission.

The district will hold a community meeting to update residents on the facilities project at 7 p.m. on October 29 at Rolling Hills Elementary School to discuss the project with residents.

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