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An artist’s rendering of what the new Lubeck Elementary School could look like if the proposed $60.85 million bond passes on May 10. (Photo provided)

PARKERSBURG — Wood County Schools will hold three briefings beginning today on the $60.85 million facilities bond that will be decided in the May 10 primary election.

Today’s session begins at 6:30 p.m. at Williamstown High/Middle School. Sessions are also scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on April 11 at Parkersburg South High School and 6:30 p.m. on April 13 at Parkersburg High School.

The meetings will also be streamed online.

The public will receive details on the scope of the bond, proposed facility projects, including the construction of three new schools and the renovation of several facilities. Residents will also have the opportunity to ask questions.

The School Board of Wood County Schools requested bail totaling $60.85 million, which includes $300,000 in bond issuance costs.

According to an artist’s rendering, improvements and expansion at Madison Elementary School could occur if the proposed $60.85 bond passes May 10. (Photo provided)

Potential funding from the State School Building Authority could be an additional $21 million and the total estimated cost of the projects is $81.55 million, according to a school system fact sheet.

With the top tax rate of 4.5% on a $200,000 home, the taxes are $10.88 per month, according to the fact sheet. The top tax rate for the 2017 and 2022 bonds combined on a $200,000 home is $17.42 per month, according to the fact sheet.

Sessions have been scheduled for these dates, times and locations to give more people a chance to participate. People in all three locations will receive the same information.

For more information on the bond call and to see renders of proposed new installations and renovations, visit https://tinyurl.com/ycy8u6h8

Larry Launstein Jr. can be reached at [email protected]

A new elementary school could be built in North Parkersburg if the proposed $60.85 million bond passes May 10. (Photo provided)

A new, consolidated school in Vienna could be a reality if the proposed $60.85 million bond passes on May 10. (Photo provided)

Renovations to the Parkersburg High School football field, Building 143, and upgrades to existing washroom facilities could occur if the proposed $60.85 million bond passes May 10. (Photo provided)

The proposed $60.85 million bond that will be decided in the May 10 primary election could mean improvements to athletic facilities at Parkersburg South High School and the Erickson All-Sports Facility. (Photo provided)

The Williamstown Middle/High School stadium field could get new turf and improvements to the existing drainage system if the proposed $60.85 million bond call goes through on May 10. (Photo provided)




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