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Pettisville Announces School Dedication Date

Guest speakers, musical performances, and an open house highlight plans for the dedication of the new Pettisville school building, Sunday, May 6, at 2 pm.

After the official ceremonies, there will be an open house until 5 pm.

The dedication was delayed until the school atrium was completed. The atrium was financed primarily with donations raised by the Pettisville School Foundation.

Speakers include Michael Shoemaker, former executive director of the Ohio School Facilities Commission, and Keith Van Deusen, OSFC project administrator.

The OSFC provided the bulk of the money to construct the new school.

Also, legislators who helped change the OSFC funding formula that allowed the Pettisville district to qualify for OSFC funding will be recognized.

Steve Cipparone, project manager for RRM Construction Managers, will speak, along with members of the school board.

The dedication ceremony will feature performances by the school band and choir, plus the PHS choral group Noteworthy and jazz band Fog Delay.

The 79,000-square-foot building hosts all Pettisville classes, from pre-kindergarten through high school seniors.

Originally estimated to cost $23 million, it was under budget about $2 million.

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