South Range Combination SchoolNorth Lima, Ohio
U.S. Green Building Council LEED Certified
In May of 2007, the South Range Local School District passed a bond issue in support of a new K-12 school building under the aegis of the Ohio School Facilities Expedited Local Partnership Program (ELPP). The original strategy was to construct only a portion of the entire 198,912 SF building under the ELPP funding guidelines, however in July of 2007, South Range was notified that they were eligible to receive funding for the entire project under the Commission’s Classroom Facilities Assistance Program (CFAP). South Range decided to accept the comprehensive funding offer. The new school’s plan has three wings, each wing housing either primary, middle or high school students, separated by open courtyards. Each level has their own physical education, art and music facilities, but they share the media center and cafeteria spaces. A 600 seat auditorium LFI (locally funded initiative) is also a part of this project. The new structure will be constructed on property currently used by several community athletic organizations. It will have a geothermal (ground source heat pump) HVAC system and will utilize building orientation and unique window designs to accomplish a comprehensive daylighting strategy. The building is LEED registered.