Grove City Record

South-Western school board mulls land swap with county


The South-Western Board of Education on Feb. 11 will consider a resolution approving a deal with the Franklin County commissioners that would lead to a new location for Harmon Elementary School.

The agreement would involve a land swap, with the county receiving the existing Harmon Elementary School building and about 11 surrounding acres in exchange for a 16-acre portion of about 79 acres the county owns at Frank and Gantz roads. The county property is about one mile from the existing Harmon site.

Harmon is one of four new elementary school buildings on which the district plans to begin constructing in the summer as part of its school facilities project. The project ultimately will result in 13 new elementary buildings, two renovated elementary schools and a new Franklin Heights High School.

The project is being funded by a combination of the $148 million bond issue voters approved in March 2012 and $120 million in state funding.

The board meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the board room of the District Service Center, 3805 Marlane Drive, Grove City.