Tri-Village School Board approves proposal for activity center, early learning center

NEW MADISON— The Tri-Village Local School District Board of Education approved a proposal for The Patriot Early Learning Center and The Patriot Activity Center during a meeting on Wednesday evening.

The board approved a guaranteed maximum price proposal from Level MB Construction, of Troy, for the construction of both projects, which are expected to start in 2022.

The Patriot Early Learning Center, a 6,190 sq. ft. building, will be attached to the existing building and will include: two 1,200 sq. ft. preschool classrooms, a 1,000 sq. ft. elementary classroom with a possible second elementary classroom addition if needed, two fenced-in playground areas behind the Early Learning Center for preschool and kindergarten children.

The Patriot Activity Center, a 32,398 sq. ft. building, will be free standing and will include: a 2,200 sq. ft. community fitness and wellness weight room for students and stakeholder use, a 14,925 sq. ft. gymnasium with seating capacity nearing 1,700 spectators for high school volleyball and basketball, a 4,200 sq. ft. commons leading into the gymnasium area with ADA-accessible access to large-group restrooms and family restrooms for men and women, two 550 sq. ft. locker rooms, two offices/officials rooms, a state of the art training room outfitted by Wayne Healthcare with space for equipment storage, a 500 sq. ft. concession stand for all home high school basketball and volleyball events, a multimedia room outfitted by two local donors for all athletes to use, and a new and improved central office location with an 800 sq. ft. community board room for staff and stakeholder use.

The board said the new classroom space provided by The Patriot Early Learning Center will allow for an increase in preschool enrollment.

Additionally, the board said by moving the preschool age students out of the high school and into the elementary wing, it will improve student and staff collaboration.

The Patriot Activity Center will allow for Tri-Village to better accommodate the community, as the board said its athletic facilities are in high demand due to events, practices and activities.

With only one gym currently available for hosting games, adding a second gym to the school will allow the district to host multiple events and possible tournaments in the future.

The board expects the projects to be completed this fall. The current completion date for the early learning center is August 2022 and the completion date for the activity center is October 2022.

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Abigail Miller / Editor

Abigail Miller is a Greenville native, Kent State graduate, writer, crocheter, shopaholic and friend. Contact Darke County Now Reporter Abigail Miller at

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