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School Boards to Receive School Building Authority Grants

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The board of West Virginia’s School Building Authority has voted to distribute about $6.7 million to 10 county public school systems that requested the “major improvement project” grant money.


The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports the board gave final approval after discussion in voice votes on Monday with no “nays” heard for the funding in the selected counties: Fayette, Randolph, Webster, Pocahontas, Taylor, Lincoln, Pendleton, Mason, Mercer and Monongalia.

Kanawha, Cabell, Mingo and Tucker counties didn’t get any of the funding they had requested from the school building authority.

Counties requested a total of $9 million from the SBA in this year’s “major improvement project” grant cycle. The grants cannot exceed $1 million unlike the SBA’s larger “needs” grants.

The board distributes money to public schools for construction and renovation projects statewide.