CABELL COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) – The West Virginia School Building Authority has approved a proposal awarding $ 10 million for the completion of a new school.
The West Virginia School Building Authority (WVSBA) approved the District Needs Project proposal for a new Meadows Elementary School.
At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in August of the same year, 73.7% of voters in Cabell County approved the $ 87.5 million school bond issue, the largest of its kind in the history of the state.
From these local funds, Cabell County will use an additional $ 6,999,000 to complete the $ 16,999,000 Meadows Project.
“Members of our Board of Trustees and I are grateful to the School Building Authority and the tremendous support they continue to provide to our school district,” said Dr Ryan Saxe, Director of Cabell County Schools. . âCabell County Schools is fortunate to have voters consistently supporting district over-levies and bailouts. As a result of this sustained record of local support, we have developed a long and successful partnership with WVSBA that continues to enable taxpayers to realize the greatest possible return on their investments in public education.
The new Meadows Elementary School will be built on a 47-acre parcel of land purchased earlier this year by the Cabell County Board of Education.
The new site is located near Huntington High School, approximately two miles from the existing site.
The new Meadows site will allow the construction of a modern one-story ADA-accessible facility that addresses multiple health and safety issues in the existing facility while also allowing for the expansion of play spaces and external learning.
Design work has already started on the new facility, which is tentatively scheduled to open in spring 2024.
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