CHARLESTON, W.V. — The School Building Authority of West Virginia voted at its Dec. 10 meeting to fund nearly $74.5 million worth of capital improvements to schools across the state, including construction and renovation projects for school systems in 19 counties.
Seven of the awards include funding specifically for HVAC-related projects.
Pendleton County will receive $8,362,722 toward replacing the HVAC system at Pendleton County High School and North Fork Elementary School, as well as roof replacement. The county has been working to replace decades-old heating systems and install air conditioning there for the first time; $200,000 of local funds will also be put toward that project.
Also included in the funding is $2,514,342 toward HVAC and roofing for Elkins High School (Randolph County). Summers County will receive $4,125,750 for HVAC and cooling tower replacement at Summers County High School, and Tucker County will receive $4,233,743 for HVAC renovations at Tucker Valley Elementary/Middle School.
This year’s total funds are a significant uptick from years prior. In 2017, a total of $49,225,846 was awarded; in 2016, it was $48,944,292, and in 2015, $56,564,623.
Publication date: 12/21/2018