West Virginia has spent $750 million on school construction in the last 3 years

Jan. 19, 2012
Officials say three-fourths of students are in better facilities than what was available in 1990

From The State Journal: The West Virginia School Building Authority has spent more than $750 million during the past three years to construct 128 new elementary, middle and high schools across the state. Mark Manchin, executive director of the authority, told members of the House Education Committee that 75 percent of West Virginia students attend school in better facilities than what was available in 1990. The $750 million that the state has spent came from lottery and excess lottery funds and pays not only for construction but also safety mechanisms. The authority has made energy efficiency top priorities.

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