YOUNGSTOWN - State Representatives Robert Hagan, D-Youngstown, and Ronald Gerberry, D- Austintown, announced today that $32 million in state funding has been approved by the Ohio School Facilities Commission for the Austintown Local School District. The state's share will contribute to the $68 million proposal to build a new high school facility and add space to the current Austintown Middle School.
"Adequately funding our educational infrastructure is so important for our students, educators and community as a whole," Hagan said. "These funds will greatly assist the Austintown Local School District in their worthwhile efforts to update and modernize our community's school facilities."
The OSFC's funding awards are contingent upon State Controlling Board approval. In addition, the school district must acquire their local share of the project budget within a 13-month time frame before the state funding can be released.
In Trumbull County, Bristol and Mathews districts also are eligible for funding.
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