The site for the district’s proposed new pre-kindergarten through grade 12 school was approved Monday during a special meeting of the Liberty Center Local Board of Education. Now, it goes before the voters.
The board decided that the new school will be built on site, although they didn’t take a formal vote on it.
While the off-site option was eliminated, board members did not rule out the possibility of building the new school west of the current facilities, similar to a proposal made last month by former board member Daniel Chambers.
The board recently asked its architectural firm to provide information about the feasibility of eliminating or minimizing the estimated $500,000 cost of swing space to hold classes during the construction process.
The new school is estimated to have an area of about 151,000 square feet and cost nearly $37 million. The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission will pay for 64 percent of the total cost.