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Meetings on bond projects scheduled

September 17, 2012
By Beth Christian Broschart Staff Writer (bbroschart@theintermountain.com) , The Inter-Mountain

The 2012 Community School Improvement Projects meetings begin this week with 6:30 p.m. gatherings Tuesday at Homestead Elementary and Thursday at Tygarts Valley Middle/High School.

Dr. James Phares, superintendent of Randolph County Schools, will discuss the proposed additions and renovations at each location and answer any questions regarding the improvement projects. The total cost for the projects is $22,722,838.

The Randolph County Board of Education voted in July to put a $13 million bond proposal on the November ballot. This bond proposal is in addition to the current school levy.

Phares said the tax increase for the bond and the existing levy will be approximately $367.60 per year on a $100,000 home and $50,000 personal property.

That amounts to about $1 per day.

A series of forums were hosted by Phares last summer and over the winter to take input from community members about these projects at several schools.

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Bond meetings will take place at each respective school beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Locations are:

n Homestead Elementary, Tuesday

n Tygarts Valley Middle/High School, Thursday

n Coalton Elementary, Sept. 25

n Harman School, Sept. 26

n Beverly Elementary, Sept. 27

n Elkins High School, Oct. 12

School upgrades include exterior drainage, interior finishes, heating and air conditions, lighting, wiring, fire alarms, communications, a sprinkler system and asbestos abatement at Beverly Elementary School. A new cafeteria and kitchen would be added to this school as well. The cost for improvements at Beverly Elementary is $3,332,714.

Homestead Elementary would receive new stairwells and an elevator. Renovations would include wall/ceiling finishes, plumbing, heating and air conditioning, lighting, wiring, fire alarm, communication system, restrooms, sprinkler system and asbestos abatement. The cost for Homestead Elementary improvements is $3,462,401.

Harman School would get a new music room and have renovations to wall/ceiling finishes, heating and air conditioning, lighting, wiring, fire alarm, communication system, restrooms, kitchen, cafeteria, sprinkler system and asbestos abatement.

The total cost for these improvements is $4,512,877.

Elkins High School would receive an air conditioning system in its gymnasium. The cost for improvements is $480,500.

Coalton Elementary would receive an elevator and stairwells. Renovations would include wall/ceiling finishes, heating and air conditioning, wiring, fire alarm, communication system, sprinkler system and asbestos abatement. The cost for these improvements is $2,899,085.

The final school is Tygarts Valley Middle/High School, and the high school would receive a new gymnasium. Renovations would include windows, doors, frames, interior finishes, plumbing, heating and air conditioning, lighting, wiring, fire alarm, communication system, gym shower rooms, lockers, restrooms, sprinkler system and asbestos abatement. The cost for improvements is $8,053,788.

After passage of the $13 million bond proposal, the SBA would pay the remaining $9 million for the projects.

A bond calculator can be found online at boe.rand.k12.wv.us/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=17502.

 
 

 

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