Monroe Local Schools decides location for new building

Monroe Local Schools will use 29 acres that the district owns between Macready Avenue and Elm Street for the potential construction of a new school building. STAFF FILE PHOTO
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Monroe Local Schools will use 29 acres that the district owns between Macready Avenue and Elm Street for the potential construction of a new school building. STAFF FILE PHOTO

At the conclusion of a Nov. 27 special board of education meeting, the Monroe Schools Board of Education voted unanimously to use the 29 acres that the district owns between Macready Avenue and Elm Street for the potential construction of a new school building.

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Grade level configuration has not been determined at this time, according to district officials.

Once the district receives the enrollment projection from the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, the board will then determine what grade levels will be housed in the proposed new building. Board members said they anticipate receiving that projection in late January.

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The district’s Primary building, constructed in 1954, was designed to house 339 students and currently has 470 students enrolled. The district’s 2-12 building was opened in 2004 and was designed for 1,883 students. There are currently 2,410 students attending the school.