The Ohio School Facilities Commission followed its monthly meeting by publicly announcing nearly $250 million in school
construction and renovation work approved May 26, when the commission’s executive director, Richard Murray, also
addressed concerns over prime contractors.
“These contracts represent the continuing commitment of Gov. Ted Strickland and the Ohio General Assembly to the
education of our state’s children,” Murray said in a statement, calling it “another example of the positive impact of Ohio’s
school construction program – not only on the delivery of high quality educational facilities, but also in providing good jobs
in lean economic times economy.”
Murray said the awards will support an estimated 2,270 job opportunities for Ohio workers. He noted that since its inception
in 1997, the commission has disbursed more than $8.3 billion for school construction and renovation, resulting in the
occupancy of 760 buildings serving an estimated 423,000 children.