Several broken windows were reported at Winfield Middle School and a rooftop heating, ventilation and air conditioning unit at Poca Middle School was knocked over.
An awning at West Teays Elementary School also was blown off.
"It sounds like a lot of money, and it is a lot, but it doesn't take much when there's quite a bit of damage at two or three sites," Hatfield said. "It adds up pretty quickly."
Hatfield also noted that the labor to repair damage was factored into the cost.
Finally, new state Superintendent of Schools Jim Phares is expected to attend the board's Feb. 4 meeting, Hatfield said. A presentation will be given about Buffalo High School's new project-based learning and technology program, an "innovation zone" that got started when the fall semester began.
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