BOE holds special meeting

Karissa Blackburn kblackburn@civitasmedia.com

September 5, 2014

The Logan County Board of Education met in Special Session Thurs., September 4, at 4 p.m. at the Ralph R. Willis Career Technical Center.The purpose of this special meeting was to hear presentations from potential contractors for facility upgrades and construction.

The BOE is looking for a company to oversee two projects. The first is the creation of a new Chapmanville East Elementary School that will house students in grades 2-4. The second is additions onto the existing Holden Elementary School.

During the interview process, potential companies were allotted a 15 minute presentation followed by a question and answer session by the board members. Potential contractors were asked to put together a presentation showing their ideas for the two projects and present them to the board members.

The board saw presentations from four potential contractors:

  • Alpha Associates
  • McKinley and Associates
  • Williamson Shriver
  • ZMM, Inc.

Estimates given by some of the contractors for completion of the projects (from the time they are on site) ranged from 10 - 27 months. Cost was not discussed in detail at the meeting.

Board President Jim Frye says the board will have to deliberate about the presentations they saw on Thursday. They hope to choose a contractor by the next regular meeting. The next regularly scheduled Board of Education meeting will be held on September 11 at 6 p.m. at the Ralph R. Willis Career Technical Center.

(Karissa Blackburn is a reporter for the Logan Banner. She can be reached at 304-752-6950, ext. 1729 or on Twitter @kblackb2)