School officials and educators dedicated Johnson Elementary on Thursday.
The Harrison County Board of Education, along with the architect and builders, officially celebrated the end of a year-and-a-half project. The new school was ready when school started in August, but Thursday’s ceremony was meant as a celebration to all those that made the more than 60,000 square foot building a reality.
Dr. Mark Manchin said the county will be applying for school building authority funding this fall for the upcoming renovation of the existing school in Gore.
“Probably anywhere from 7 to 9 million dollars for a new major renovation to the existing Gore school and putting our students from Adamston and Wilsonburg into that building,” said Manchin, superintendent.
Manchin added that that county will enter a comprehensive educational facilities plan, a 10 year plan, and look for more opportunities to improve facilities in the county.