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7 School Consolidation From Superintendent Williams the summer of 1986, County Board of conducted hearings development of its Corn- Educational Facilities were formed to line the needs of the and make recom- ons for school facilities In January, 1987. recommendation of the committee, the Board a )lan which included of Union and High Schools. was revised in 1988 call and again in 1989 construction of an ath- at Peterstown High Additional revisions to in the fall of 1989 pro- the establishment of a high school for at Coulter's Chapel, Schools and School, reorganized schools into a K- in two buildings, and use of Gap Mills and Union Elementary. phase (to be completed date) calls lbr a K-8 the Union area and the Mills Schools. roe County Board of School Facilities Plan, by the West Virginia was submit- state School Building (SBA) to compete for in 1989. The SBA pro- for school construc- tl the sale of state the first year of {, the Monroe County trrowly missed being same plan has been ltted for competition lbr year's funding. The Ly $44 mil- projects. Competi- funds ts strong with of fifty-five plans funded year. The SBA plans this year's winners If funded by the taxes will not be cost of the new high school is $8.97 million {re- 1990), and will facilities for 650-700 Ills. Athletic teams will at the AA level Activity run to the larger corn- "File facility includes a Seat gymnasium with team rooms, wrestling training. Although not fund athletic fa- like stadiums, site prepa- rer football, baseball, soft- tennis will be corn- The Monroe County Education. is actively additional funding so detic practice and events Conducted at the school meeting space will be to civic organZa- lecture gymnasium and au- be available for ap- activities such as con- civic meet- and a variety of cul- Schools and civic will be encouraged outside performances bands and plays, performers, and ~Vents. of schools will more efficient use of personnel. Teaching saved through' consoli- be used to provide classes and additional to students. For ex- hope to be able to day kindergartens and services for eMmen- Through consoli- resources, a strong classes can be of. ents. currently funded for the rate of 50 per adjusted enroll- special education counted three times purposes). This rate will change be- therefore. the same number unless enrollment e. It will be neces- some teachers Transfer and :hers at the new order wines 8= nmpagnes your ay meals. school will be clone in confi)r- mance with Stale law and policy. Sei~,ice personnel are allotted in a sixnilar manner. A total of 31 school buses will transl)ort stt|(tents to tile con- solidated high school. "l\venty- eight bus runs will begin at 7 a.m. or later. Three runs are currently scheduled to begin prior to 7 o'clock however, the Monroe County Board of Educa- tion is working'diligently to re- solve anticipated transportation problems through the use of ex- press buses, alternate busing routes and other means. Studies done by Computects, Inc., indicate that it would not be economically feasible to reno- vate Union and Peterstown High Schools up to State standards, although Peters