North Baltimore School District gets new school, athletic facility

The district expects the new athletic building's shell to be up by August. It is hoping to have the whole project done this fall.
The district expects the new athletic building's shell to be up by August. It is hoping to have the whole project done this fall.

NORTH BALTIMORE, OH (Toledo News Now) – The North Baltimore School District has made a lot of changes to its buildings recently, breaking ground for a brand new athletic facility, and preparing the move into a new middle school and high school building.

Administrators say the changes will benefit everyone in the community.

The project is barely off the ground, but when it is done, North Baltimore School District said the Larry Woodruff Memorial Athletic Complex will fill a big void.

"Wrestlers right now currently don't have a place to practice. Football doesn't have a place to change. So this is something that is going to be nice for our community," said Bradlee Rowlinson, North Baltimore Schools' athletic director.

The school district said the best part about the project has been the community support.

"We had many drives, many fundraisers to make this happen, so it's really going to benefit our student athletes. All of our hard work is finally going to pay off," said Stewart.

The district expects the building's shell to be up by August. It is hoping to have the whole project done this fall. Once that happens, administrators said everyone will see results.

The new high school and middle school building has also been completed with the help of the community. Educators say if the building had desks, they could hold classes there Wednesday.

"It's a real show of trust.  And we take that seriously.  To have our community involved in the design and to be looking forward to all these great things in North Baltimore is something not all districts are getting right now." said North Baltimore High School Principal Dr. Robert Falkenstein.

The new middle school and high school building will have more space than the current 100 year old facility, and will be updated with new technology.

Teachers expect to start moving into the new building within the next few months.

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