Mary Alice Reporting –

Tuscarawas Valley Local School welcomed community members, Thursday evening, to an unveiling ceremony.

The event hosted district staff and students, band and choir members, as well as, Ohio Senator Al Landis.

The construction of the new Middle-High School is part of the district continued vision of a one campus structure, says Superintendent Derek Varansky.

“We’re thrilled to open it up to our community. I think everybody is going to enjoy that new space. It has been a long time coming for us to have new facilities. No tax increase or bond issue from our community to build these new space, so we’re building a bright future.”

The over $57 million project is a roughly 115,000 square foot building, and the local share is funded through the Rover Pipeline utility tax revenue. The remaining 39% is co-funded through the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission.

The ultimate goal, by the 2024-25 school term, is to have renovated the existing middle school to become the new elementary school, for grades pre-kindergarten through sixth. Grades seven through 12th will then be at the middle-high school.

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