School Building Authority

7:58 am
Tue April 29, 2014

W.Va. Authority Awards $43 Million for School Projects

School Building Authority Executive Director Mark Manchin
Credit School Building Authority

 The West Virginia School Building Authority has awarded more than $43 million for construction projects in seven counties. The grants approved Monday include more than $12 million for a new elementary school in Gilmer County. Mingo, Monongalia and Wayne counties each received more than $8 million for school projects.

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West Virginia Morning
10:11 am
Wed March 19, 2014

MCHM Odors Linger, High-Dollar Requests for School Building Authority, & Beckley's Temple Beth El

Independent researchers involved in testing, odor analysis, and health effects studies on Crude MCHM answered questions Tuesday about their work and what that means going forward. The School Building Authority faces tough choices in doling out money for new schools, as counties have requested over $100 million in funds although the authority has only $45 million to give. A report on Beckley's Temple Beth El begins a five-part radio series on the Jewish experience in West Virginia.

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Public Education
7:46 pm
Tue March 18, 2014

Schools Request Nearly $130 Million for Building and Upgrades

Monongalia County Superintendent Frank Devono shows members of the School Building Authority where his county is experiencing the most population growth.
Credit Ashton Marra / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Over the past two days, 18 counties presented their facility needs to the state School Building Authority in Charleston. The requests totaled more than $100 million, but the agency only has about $45 million to give. That means some tough choices between deserving projects across the state.

Here is a list of those projects and their estimated costs.

Doddridge County:

  • $898,128 for two new classrooms at Doddridge County Elementary School
  • $398,128 in SBA funds

Gilmer County:

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11:43 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Harrison Board Names Mark Manchin as Schools Chief

Credit School Building Authority of West Virginia

West Virginia School Building Authority executive director Mark Manchin has been named schools superintendent in Harrison County.
 The Harrison County Board of Education approved a three-year contract for Manchin on Wednesday. He will begin his new job on July 1.

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9:31 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Harrison Co. Expected to Name Mark Manchin as Superintendent

Mark A. Manchin
Credit School Building Authority of West Virginia

West Virginia School Building Authority executive director Mark Manchin says he plans to step down to become Harrison County's school superintendent.
     The county Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting Wednesday to vote on a proposed contract. School board president David Sturm tells media outlets that he expects the board to approve the contract.
     Manchin says he will accept the job if it's offered.

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