In a special meeting of the Liberty Center school board of education Wednesday evening; the board has approved a resolution seeking funds from the state for a new building project. That resolution involves the Ohio School Facilities Commission, and requests 23.4 million dollars in state funding; while the local share for a new pre-school through 12th grade building would be close to 13.1 million dollars. That local figure does not include any locally funded initiatives; which could include adding more gym space and classrooms to meet Liberty Center’s needs. The Liberty Center school board does not agree with the state’s recent census, that estimated the district would be losing 50 students in the year’s ahead. Some of the cost for the new school could go toward purchase of property for a new site. If Liberty Center approves a new school, the board will have to determine where to put it; or whether they tear down the current facility and build right there. That could cause issues with placement of students during construction. The next meeting for the Liberty Center school board will be June 24th, when more resolutions are required to certify the millage needed in a bond issue. At this point, the Liberty Center board is planning to place this building project before voters, in November’s general election.