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SBA hears updated plans from Lincoln and Upshur County school systems

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Upshur County voters will soon be asked to fund a major school improvement bond while Lincoln County plans to seek funding for a new school in the Duval school district.

Those were two of the matters which came before the state School Building authority’s quarterly meeting Monday.

Upshur County Schools was cleared to seek a $49 Million dollar capital improvement bond project from voters. If voters agree to the project, the county will be considered for another $21 Million in funding from the SBA to do an array of work to upgrade the county’s schools.

Lincoln County has taken the first steps toward finding a safety and secure location for elementary school students in the eastern end of their county. The county presented an updated 10-year plan to the SBA on Monday which includes plans to seek funding in December for a new Duval-Midway Elementary school to house K-8 students. The current Duval school is closed after it was declared structurally unsafe for students. Children are being bussed to three different schools this year to fill the void.

The SBA learned more about an aggressive preventative maintenance program in schools all across the state.

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