Kanawha County Schools
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Five years after flood, replacement high school is under construction in Elkview, W.Va.

June 4, 2021
The Kanawha County district is building a new Herbert Hoover High School to replace the campus destroyed in 2016.

Five years after a flood ruined Herbert Hoover High School in Elkview, W. Va., construction has begun on a replacement facility.

The $86 million Herbert Hoover High School is being built on a  200-acre site, which will hold a football field, soccer field, baseball and softball fields, practice fields and tennis courts, reports the WCHS-TV.

Now more than five years after the devastating floods that ruined Herbert Hoover High, Kanawha County district officials want to complete the school by 2022.

Hoover students have been attending classes in portable classroom trailers in Elkview while waiting for a new school to be built. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is paying for at least $52 million of the new school’s $70 million price tag, The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports.

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