COLUMBUS — State Representative Debbie Phillips (D-Athens) announced Monday afternoon that the Ohio School Facilities Commission has received approval to contract with Hill International, Inc., for construction projects in the Southern Local School District.
The state Controlling Board also approved over $500,000 in grants for the firm’s construction management services.
“Southern Local Schools have been working hard to move this project forward, and this is a welcomed step along the road to a better learning environment for children in the area,” Phillips said. “Needed repairs include work on the roof and will help ensure that students and teachers are safe, warm and dry, so they can focus on great educational opportunities for Meigs County’s young people.”
Based in North Canton in Stark County, Hill was put on a short list for the Southern Local project based on the merit of its application, and was selected as the primary contractor after an extensive interview process.