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Two of Garmann/Miller’s partnering school districts recently celebrated milestone events. Separated by 150 miles, West Carrollton City Schools and Shelby City Schools officially rang in the construction of new school buildings during groundbreaking ceremonies held Friday, Oct. 23.

The day started with a small group of students, teachers, board members, elected officials and the city mayor coming together at the future site of Shelby’s new PreK-8 building. The Whippets broke ground on the proposed 146,000 square-foot facility designed by Garmann/Miller Architects-Engineers that will house the next generation of young students.

Superintendent Tim Tarvin spoke of why this project is so important to the community. “It's about the kids. A lot of people had a role in getting us here, and we're appreciative of that, but it truly is about providing every opportunity for our kids to be successful," he said. Click here to watch the full ceremony from the school district.

That same afternoon, West Carrollton Superintendent Andrea Townsend, Business Manager Jack Haag and the Pirate community celebrated the start of construction on two new schools that are projected to be completed for the 2022-23 school year. Walter Shade Early Childhood Center will be the home for pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first grade students, while C.F. Holliday Elementary will house fifth and sixth grade students. Click here to read more about these projects in Eric Schwartzberg’s article in the Dayton Daily News.

Both projects are in partnership with Ohio Facilities Construction Commission.