The Press Newspaper
A resolution to proceed with the annexation of a parcel of land owned by the Woodmore School District has been approved by the board of education.
The board is seeking to have the parcel annexed to the Village of Woodville, said Kevin Slates, district treasurer.
The parcel, which is located near the Woodmore Elementary School, currently sits in Woodville Township. A parking area and part of ball field are on the parcel.
Slates said the board and administration wanted all of the school property to be in the village as preparations begin for the construction of a new elementary building.
Keith Kruse, village administrator, said village council has approved an ordinance to accept the petition and certify that utility service is available for the site.
The annexation petition will be filed with the Sandusky County Board of Commissioners.
Voters last year approved a bond issue that will generate about $15.7 million in local property taxes and leverage about $7 million in funding from the Ohio School Facilities Construction Commission for the new school.
Later this month the board will seek contract bids for a parking lot, sewer and drainage systems, and the foundation for the new building, Slates said.
Advertising for bids for the building will likely be held in June or July. The building that is being replaced was built in the 1920s.
Slates said the board and administration are planning to hold a groundbreaking ceremony in late May or early June.
In other business, the board accepted the resignation of Marilyn McFarland, who is retiring at the end of the school year.