Associated Press Published

West Virginia Agency OKs Funds for School Building Projects

Elementary Classroom

The West Virginia School Building Authority has voted to fund more than $72 million in facilities projects statewide.

Monday’s vote includes construction and renovation projects for public school systems in 19 counties.

Among the funding is $11 million for construction of a new prekindergarten through eighth-grade school in the Monroe County community of Peterstown. It includes an additional commitment of more than $10 million next year.

Fayette County will receive $6.6 million along with a commitment for similar funding next year to upgrade and renovate its school system.

Also included are more than $9 million each for improvements in Clay and Ohio counties.