The only other Butler County school system to duplicate such a feat was neighboring Hamilton City Schools.
2. New learning spaces
Of the district’s 10,000 students, about 20 percent will begin learning in the new schools Tuesday.
3. Tax hike paid for buildings
Fairfield and Fairfield Twp. residents approved a tax hike in 2014 to pay for most of the $80 million price tag for the schools, with the state school facilities fund paying a portion.
4. Cost-cutting options
To save on costs, the new Central and Compass elementary schools are nearly identical.
5. Where is Butler County’s oldest school now?
The original Central Elementary was the second oldest school in Butler County, having opened its doors in 1929.
The oldest school building still in use in Butler County is Middletown’s Vail Middle School, which will close at the end of the 2017-2018 school year as Middletown opens a new middle school.