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2019 Manchester Local School District – Building Project Fact Sheet

Synopsis of Community Meeting on 5/28/2019



The Manchester Board of Education, The Ohio Facilities Construction Council, and the citizens of New Franklin, Ohio.



  • Building a new High School to house grades 9-12, Co-Funded By OFCC
    • 500 seat auditorium
    • New Competition Gym
    • Space for 425 students
  • Remodeling current Manchester High School to house grades PreK-5, and district Admin offices, Locally Funded (LFI)
  • Building new varsity Baseball Field 
  • Building new multi-sport stadium (Football, Soccer, Track)
  • Building New Field House, locker rooms, restrooms, ticket gates
  • Adding new lights, resurfacing track, installing artificial turf surface
  • Building Facilities Storage Building (field equipment, district storage)
  • Razing former Nolley Elementary School
  • Razing former Nimisila Intermediate School
  • Demolishing temporary buildings (trailers) at Manchester Middle School



  • The new High School will be built on the space currently occupied by the Manchester High School baseball field
  • New multi-sport stadium will be constructed on the site of current soccer/track complex.
  • New Baseball Field to be constructed on the site of current Nolley Elementary



  • Portions of the existing high school remodel will begin almost immediately upon passage of the local bond issue
  • After a 200-300 day design period, construction will begin on the new high school
  • Construction of new Athletic facilities will commence upon the completion of the two school projects, and demolition of the existing elementary school



  • Overcrowding at Nolley Elementary (~160 Students over capacity)
  • Overcrowding at Manchester Middle School (~120 students over capacity)
  • Capitalize on Ohio (OFCC) investment ($9+ Million)
  • Meet the priorities set forth by faculty, staff, and community members, including:
    • Upgrade security
    • Install climate systems
    • Upgrade technology
    • Improve educational environment for all students PreK-12
    • Increase space
    • Upgrade interiors, tools, furniture
    • Improve operational efficiency
    • Reduce operational budgets
    • Maximize use of available educational spaces
    • Increase Gym access for team and youth sports



  • Paid for through a combination of local (LFI) and state (OFCC) funding
  • Built by a combination of approved local and regional contractors


If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Robinson at the Administration building: 330-882-6926 or james.robinson@manchester-panthers.org

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