The West Virginia School Building Authority has granted more than $2 million dollars for an Upshur County school.
Hodgesville Elementary School was one of eight schools around the state to receive funding through the SBA’s NEEDS program.
The funds will go to update security at the school, and install a central air system.
Principal Janet Phillips said the funds will also help establish a pre-K program so students don’t have to travel to Buckhannon.
“So they have an additional 10-15 minute drive every day to and from school for our youngest students, so we wanted to get them back into our building, and then to be able to have them be part of our Husky family starting from the first time they step into a building,” said Phillips.
Neighboring Lewis County High School also received funding to replace the roof there.