Educators dedicate Johnson Elementary and look on to future projects in the county


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. 

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