Thu, May 24, 2018

Clendenin Elementary & Herbert Hoover Schools Starting to Become a Reality

On Wednesday February 7th 2018 a public meeting was held in The Town of Clendenin at the Clendenin Volunteer Fire Department to inform and bring the community up to date on the progress being made to replace Clendenin Elementary and Herbert Hoover High Schools. It has now been 19 months since the devastating floods that destroyed our schools. Dr. Ronald Duerring Kanawha County Schools Superintendent opened the meeting with an overview of progress that has been made so far.

It is and will be a very slow process but he informed the people in attendance that the contract has been signed to begin the engineering study and the money to purchase the properties has been approved. Chuck Wilson, Project Manager for Kanawha County Schools did confirm that Wolverton Mountain Road was the site for the planned construction of Clendenin Elementary School and Givens Hollow off of Frame Road is the site for Herbert Hoover High School.

The approximate cost for Clendenin Elementary is 30,000.000 and for Herbert Hoover is 80,000.000 dollars. Before ground can be broken environmental studies, agricultural studies and impact studies on the wildlife be conducted. The earliest completion date is expected to be 2021-2022. When completed Dr. Duerring said these schools would be state of the art in every way. A question and answer session followed the meeting.

Article by Gary L. Bledsoe

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