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Centerville City Schools

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On Election Day this November, two Montgomery County school districts are asking voters to approve additional funding to maintain or improve school facilities.

West Carrollton City Schools is asking voters to help fund the construction of new schools throughout the district. The district says the state will cover 81 percent of construction costs, if voters approve the 5.6 mill bond issue. The bond would cost the owner of a $100,000 home an extra $147 per year.

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A recent report found the state of Ohio ranks near the bottom nationwide when it comes to the number of unsafe bridge

In Montgomery County, dozens of bridges are classified as structurally deficient and, transportation advocates say, federal and state funding used to repair and replace aging bridges just isn’t keeping up with growing demand.

The funding gap is complicating daily transportation for people who rely on deteriorating bridges across the Miami Valley.

The Ohio Departmente. of Education is pushing for updated safety plans for schools around the state
Ohio Department of Education

The Ohio Department of Education has released its annual school report card data. The report measures school district performance based on test scores from the 2014-2015 school year.

Oakwood City Schools was one of only six districts in the state to receive an “A” rating for its overall test scores. Beavercreek, Yellow Springs, and Centerville City Schools all earned "B" ratings in that category.