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New School Means Pettisville Students Get 2 Afternoons Off

Pettisville Local School District students will get two afternoons off so school personnel can visit other schools.

The Pettisville school board approved two early release days for students in February or March at a special meeting, Monday, Jan. 26.

Students will leave early to allow faculty and staff to visit other new schools in the area.

Steve Switzer, district superintendent, told board members the visits to other schools will help Pettisville faculty and staff give input to the architects.

The result will be a better school, he said.

Voters in the Pettisville school district approved a $4.83 million bond issue. The bond issue provides the local match, so the Ohio School Facilities Commission will construct a new building.

The special meeting was scheduled so board members could talk to Brent Buehrer, architect.

He reviewed the OSFC requirements for square feet in the school. Board members reviewed plans showing classroom, cafeteria multi-use area, and gymnasium spaces. The square footage figures are submitted to the OSFC. Once approved, floor and site plans will be approved.

The board authorized Switzer to approve expenditures under $25,000, unless the expense involves a major change.

The board approved hiring Stan Engineers, Dayton, to conduct tests on mechanical systems.

Water Tower

The board also withdrew an offer to allow a water tower built on school property.

Fulton County Commissioners considered a water tower at Pettisville. The tower was never built.

Board members decided a school property site is no longer appropriate.

Switzer said if the county wanted to build a tower on school property, the board will consider it.


Chris Lee, district treasurer, said bond anticipation note sales will be completed this week.

The project will then be approved by the OSFC.

After its open meeting, the board held a 13-minute executive session to discuss the purchase of property. No action followed.

The next board meeting is Monday, Feb. 9, 7 p.m., in the school library.- D.J. Neuenschwander

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