Jefferson bond to finance schools' construction
By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - The following is a breakdown of how the $39 million school construction bond will be used if it is passed by voters in a special election Saturday.
- $31.8 million will be used to build a second high school that would have a capacity for 1,200 students. The Jefferson County Board of Education wants to build the school south of Charles Town near the Charles Town bypass, but school officials did not want to enter into an agreement for land until after the vote, Superintendent of Schools David W. Markoe said.
Markoe said he would like to have a multi-story high school because it would be a more efficient use of land space.
If the levy is approved, the school could possibly be built by 2004, Markoe said.
- $6 million will be used to continue renovations at Jefferson High School. The state School Building Authority has already approved $3.2 million for the renovations. That money will be used to replace heating and air-conditioning systems and install a new fire-sprinkling system.