South Charleston Middle School is among several schools that will soon receive new roofing. The Kanawha County Board of Education approved more than a half-million dollars for the project on Monday.
Once the project is finished, Kanawha County Schools will turn the sewage lines over to the city of Charleston, making it responsible for upkeep, according to Jim Withrow, the board's attorney.
But the city requires that Kanawha County Schools provide a bond for one year to take care of any possible immediate costs associated with the project.
"Hopefully it won't be a big deal because they are rebuilt or new lines, and there won't be any cost for a year. But if there is, and the city wants us to be responsible for it, we will post a bond with an insurance company to cover that," Withrow said.
Also at the meeting:
Capitol Conservation District, which works with partners to promote soil and water conservation, asked board members to consider turning the Tyler Middle School building into a regional farm-training center and voiced the support of various agricultural groups across the state.
County math curriculum specialist Crystal Godbey presented the board with the advantages and disadvantages of the "Next Generation" high school math program. While there have been pacing issues reported because some students don't have certain prerequisite skills, the program better prepares students for college and career expectations, Godbey said.
The next Kanawha County Board of Education meeting is scheduled for Feb. 11 at 6 p.m.
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