Wood County Schools

West Virginia allocates $111 million for school facility upgrades

Dec. 12, 2023
The funds will help local districts construct 10 schools and renovate 13 existing campuses.

The West Virginia School Building Authority (SBA) has approved an allocation of $111,687,534 to 19 counties for the construction of new schools and major renovations.

WSAZ-TV reports that Gov. Jim Justice, as chairman of the West Virginia School Building Authority, announced that the money will be used to construct 10 new schools and perform renovations on 13 existing schools.

“I am truly proud to vote for this historic investment in our schools, because it represents our unwavering commitment to providing West Virginia students with the best possible learning environment,” Justice said.

Counties receiving funds to build new schools:

  • Berkeley — $8,333,333, for construction of a new primary and intermediate school. This is a multiyear commitment with the same recurring payment over three years for a total award sum of $25,000,000.
  • Wood — $9,309,647, for construction of three schools: Lubeck Elementary, Vienna Elementary, and North Parkersburg Elementary. This is a multiyear commitment with the same recurring payment over three years for a total award sum of $27,928,940.
  • Wyoming — $15,711,654 for construction of a new Mullens PK-8 School.
  • Fayette — $15,625,860  for construction of a new Midland Trail Elementary School.
  • Taylor — $7,306,600 for construction of a new Anna Jarvis Elementary School.
  • Marshall — $9,213,555 for construction of a new Benwood-McMechen Elementary School.

Counties receiving funds to renovate existing schools:

  • Harrison — $5,842,600 for additions and renovations at Nutter Fort Primary School and Simpson Elementary School.
  • Grant $4,755,330 for additions and renovations at Petersburg Elementary School.
  • Jackson — $13,547,398 for additions and renovations at Ripley Middle School.
  • Greenbrier — $6,707,058 for additions and renovations at Frankford Elementary School.
  • Mason — $1,249,000 for upgrades at Roosevelt Elementary School.
  • Logan — $3,000,000 for foundational and structural upgrades at Logan County Middle School.
  • Randolph — $558,110 for a partial roof replacement at Elkins Middle School.
  • Calhoun — $4,839,829 for renovations at Calhoun Middle/High School.
  • Morgan — $367,100 for renovations at Berkeley Springs High School.
  • Hancock — $987,720 for renovations at Oak Glen Middle School.
  • Gilmer — $724,693 for renovations at Gilmer County High School.
  • Tucker — $1,965,945 for wastewater treatment plant upgrades for Tucker County High School.
  • Barbour — $1,642,102 for renovations at Philippi Elementary School.

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