LOGAN, W.Va. — On Monday, December 14, 2015, the Logan County Board of Education learned the School Building Authority has granted the county full approval for the construction of a new elementary school in Chapmanville.
The project will allow for the construction of a new school to be built on the property where the former Chapmanville High School now stands. The new Chapmanville Elementary School will combine both East and West Chapmanville. The current West Chapmanville Elementary will be used for students in pre-kindergarten through first grade, and students in second through fourth grade will attend the new school.
Mark Adkins, Director of Facilities for Logan County Schools, says the new school is a much-needed project.
“The OEPA listed East Chapmanville as a top priority for the county’s ten-year Comprehensive Educational Facilities Plan. The SBA was very receptive to the project, and for the safety of the students of Logan County, considers this a very worthwhile project.”
Representatives from Logan County Schools presented the request for funding from the SBA in November of this year, and final paperwork should be completed over the upcoming weeks. School officials say they hope construction will begin in early spring of 2016.