Two renovation proposals approved by the Wood County BOE

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) – The Wood County Board of Education has approved two proposals for renovations to be done at two schools in the county.

Council approved the cost estimate and Pickering Associates’ proposal for renovations and additions to Blennerhassett Elementary and Middle School. The project will cost a total of $ 2.02 million. It will provide various upgrades to schools, such as six new classrooms and the development of a new secure entrance for the primary school.

After listening to public commentary from Williamstown High School principal Jason Ward and wife of head football coach Chris Beck Mallory, the council also approved the cost of the proposal of $ 1.4 million. dollars to renovate the bleachers at Williamstown High School.

The new bleachers will feature two thousand seats, a 300-foot retaining wall, a press box with an observation deck, an ADA-compliant ramp and a complete concrete structure under the bleachers. The bleachers are expected to be completed in time for the fall sports season 2022.

Finally, the Board of Education has already been authorized to initiate a dispute over the divestiture of the former Waverly Primary School.

During the executive session, the board did not take any action regarding the pending litigation. A hearing will be held at 1:30 p.m. on November 1 before Circuit Court Judge JD Bean.

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