New BG High School rendering will be revealed


The community is invited to see a rendering of what the proposed new Bowling Green High School may look like.

DLR Group, the architects in charge, will be at the Performing Arts Center on Aug. 30 at 6 p.m. to present the work they have done and a first rendering of the school.

Bowling Green City Schools is asking residents to support a 5.55-mill bond issue on Nov. 7 to raise $72.8 million for the project.

“I want to encourage our entire community to attend this meeting,” said school board President Ryan Myers at Tuesday’s meeting.

“It is and has been our intention to be as forthcoming with the information as possible,” he said. “This will be a great way for our school board and entire community to understand everything that is going into this building project.”

Myers said a number of questions heard in the community will be answered at the Aug. 30 presentation, including where the school will be located, who was included to get feedback on needed educational spaces, what form of energy it will use, will it be all new construction or some renovation, how different spaces in the school will be used and maximized and what it may look like.

“I am extremely excited for everybody to see the great work that has been taking place and hope our community will become equally excited for Bowling Green City Schools’ future,” Myers said.

He also wanted to clear up some confusion in the community over the use of state money.

“We plan to take all the money the state will give us,” Myers said.

Earlier this year, the board entered the state’s Expedited Local Partnership Program, and funds from the program will come to the district as a reimbursement after the project is complete and then only if any funds are still available.

The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission’s new assessment of the district’s facilities will be released soon, Myers said.

“OFCC will only reimburse us for what they specifically approve. Anything outside their approval will be considered a LFI or a locally funded initiative,” he said.

As for how that will impact the project, “we are planning for a building project that will meet all of our needs now and into the future,” Myers said.

The ELPP money comes to the district as a reimbursement after the project is complete and then only if any funds are still available.

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