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School projects to go out for bidding

by Gail Marsh

ASSISTANT CITY EDITOR

CLARKSBURG -- Four building projects, including the renovations to Bridgeport High School, were approved to go out to bid during Tuesday evening's Harrison County School Board meeting.

Bill Yoke, with WYK Associates, presented information on the projects that included exterior wall renovations at Lincoln High School, a 60-by-80 foot addition to the warehouse at Gore, door replacements at seven schools and the Bridgeport project.

The board recently received $322,000 from the state School Building Authority to fix the roof, replace front windows, repair brickwork and add air conditioning to the second floor of the Bridgeport school. That project will go out to bid once the construction plans are approved by the School Building Authority, Yoke said.

In other business, the board approved the school calendar for the upcoming school year. A committee made up of parents, school personnel, teachers and administrators came up with three calendars and the one chosen received the most votes by the entire staff.

The 2001-2002 calendar will have the first day of classes for students on Aug. 27, with the last day for students on June 6. The calendar includes a week-long break at Thanksgiving and in the spring, with Christmas break from Dec. 24 through Jan. 3.

Also during the meeting, the board recognized the county's six eighth graders who were the 2001 Golden Horseshoe winners.

The six were among 96 county students who took the test on Feb. 1. They will be honored in Charleston on April 10 as knights and ladies of the Golden Horseshoe.

The students and their schools are: First place, Jamin McCue, Bridgeport Middle School; second place, Alexander Guy, Washington Irving Middle School; third place, Emily Moore, Bridgeport Middle; fourth place, Sean Hogan, Bridgeport Middle and Jason Swiger, South Harrison Middle School, and fifth place, Franklin Klepadlo, Washington Irving.

The board also:

n approved payments of $126,810 and $744, 088 to Mid-State Mechanical for heating, ventilation and air conditioning work at Lumberport Middle School, funded by the School Building Authority.

n approved payment of $5,283 to Mid-State Mechanical for work at Lumberport Elementary School, also an School Building Authority project.

Assistant City Editor Gail Marsh can be reached at 626-1447 or by e-mail at gmarsh@exponent-telegram.com.

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