KENOVA, W.Va. — Students at Ceredo and Kenova elementary schools continue to celebrate a major victory. They’re getting a new combined school thanks to voters who approved an $18 million bond last Tuesday.
Students from both schools lined up in Ceredo and paraded about a mile down the road to Kenova last Friday.
“The students made thank-you signs. We want to thank everyone who voted ‘yes’ for getting us a new school,” said Deidre Farley, the principal at Kenova.
The parade was the students’ idea according to Farley. She said they understand how desparately they need a new school and now they’re getting one.
“It’s going to be a new, 21st Century facility for our students. It’s going to be a school in our community,” Farley said. “We were at the threat of losing our school completely.”
The bond, the third attempt to pass one, had strong support from the community this time around. Eighteen-million dollars from the state School Building Authority and another $6 million from the county will be added to the bond to pay for construction of the new Ceredo-Kenova Elementary School, a new Crum Elementary and new classrooms and a secure entry at Wayne High School.