Preston County School Building Bond and Maintenance Levy
Preston County residents voted for a $1.5 million a year school/maintenance levy for years 2010-2013.
Purpose for the $1.5 million for each of the three years (July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2013)
$1,000,000 - Construction, Repair, Maintenance, and Maintenance Personnel - Including, but not limited to, construction, building repairs, roof replacement, asbestos projects, structural repairs, fire code corrections, upgrades and emergency repairs, Americans with Disabilities Act compliance, equipment maintenance, paving, safety and security systems, lawn maintenance, employment of three maintenance employees, service personnel, lease purchase and Qualified Zone Academy Bonds ([QZAB] bonds to finance renovation and repair projects and purchase equipment) payments, and other related expenses. Expenditures for construction and repair projects will be in agreement with the prioritized projects set-forth in the county's approved Comprehensive Education Facilities Plan
$200,000 - Operational Expenses - Including, but not limited to, utility rate increases, HVAC, Filter Service Contracts, Copying Machines, Custodial Equipment, Supplies, and other related expenses.
$88,500 - Curricular, Extra- and co-curricular activities - Including, but not limited to, field trips, school competitions, and other extra- and co-curricular expenses, and other related expenses. Funds will be prorated based on individual school enrollments.
$40,000 - Technology Expenses - Including, but not limited to, computer purchases, repair, upgrades, software, contracting, and other related expenses.
$150,000 - Textbooks, Supplies, and Equipment - Including, but not limited to, free textbooks and textbook related materials, duplicating paper, computer paper, writing paper, notebook paper, instructional supplies and equipment, including library, office operating expenses, and other related expenses.
$15,000 - Student Accident Insurance - Accident insurance for all county students during school and school related activities
$6,500 - Supplemental support of the following county agencies: - WV Cooperative Extension (4-H Program)
Preston County residents voted for a $39.6 million school building bond in 2010 (15 years and 3 months).
Purpose for which funds to be used:
- Aurora Pre K-8
- Our Investment $1,547,750
- Includes new platform stage, locker rooms, music and art and a technical lab.
- Bruceton Pre K-8
- Our Investment - $5,100,000
- PHASE 1 - Includes new gym, locker rooms, four pre-k classrooms, new fire suppression system.
- PHASE 2 - Includes new kitchen / dining area (* $2,464,328) * Not funded by the Bond, dependent upon future local, state and federal funds.
- PHASE 3 - New Middle School (* $4,500,000) * Not funded by the Bond, dependent upon future local, state and federal funds.
- Fellowsville Pre K-5
- Our Investment - $102,000
- Includes New media / technology lab, art / music classrooms, replace aging modulars, new fire suppression system.
- Kingwood Elementary Pre K-4
- Our Investment - $652,500
- Includes New exterior classrooms, exterior walkway canopy and open classroom conversions.
- New Central Preston Middle School (5-8)
- Our Investment - $7,555,636
- New Central Preston Middle School with provisions for the accommodation of a PreK-4 school at a later date.
- New Tunnelton-Denver Elementary/South Preston Middle School
- Our Investment - $10,463,700
- New school construction to replace Tunnelton-Denver and South Middle Schools, housing approximately 346 students for grades PreK - 8
- Rowlesburg Pre K-8
- Our Investment - $100,000
- Plumbing renovations and site improvements.
- Terra Alta East Preston
- Our Investment - $8,265,155
- New middle school as well as renovations to provide for a new media and technology lab, administration area and expanded dining room.
- Other improvements include new 4-5 grade classrooms and provisions for music / stage.
- Valley Elementary / West Preston Middle School
- Our Investment - $5,246,157
- New middle school with safe school entry, two auto loops, gym, expanded dining room, media center, separate art, music / band room and sloped roofs.
- Preston High
- Our Investment - $500,000
- Sports complex improvements and general school renovations.
School Building Bond Updates: