Ohio Might Reimburse Schools $576K After Miscalculation

Thursday, October 25, 2012

In an unusual move, the Ohio School Facilities Commission will recommend the state reimburse $576,000 of the cost Huber Heights City Schools spent to add five extra classrooms to its new elementary schools after district officials argued a state consultant miscalculated enrollment projections.

Superintendent Sue Gunnell called the news “very positive for us” and said she’s glad the district pursued the issue.

OSFC spokesman Rick Savors said, “What it means is the original projections did not match what eventually happened. That does occur in some instances, which is why we take a look at these types of solutions.” Savors couldn’t recall another case in the last two to three years where the commission made a similar recommendation because the state projections were off.

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