Berkeley County Schools get $1,000,000 in state funding for window replacement project

09 May 2024- Gov. Jim Justice announced today the West Virginia School Building Authority, which he serves as chairman, approved a combination of multi-county and major improvement awards totaling $26,212,730.00 for 26 projects.

Locally, Berkeley County Schools are set to get a combined award of $1,000,000. This money will be used for replacement windows in multiple schools. The exact schools are not known at this time.

“An investment in our schools is an investment in our children,” Gov. Justice said. “I’m incredibly proud of today’s announcement, and I thank the SBA for their commitment to providing the resources for our kids to succeed. We’ve made huge strides in improving our infrastructure, but we aren’t going to stop here. Our work isn’t done. We will keep doing more to provide the best education possible for our kids because they deserve it. Let’s keep it going.”

Since Gov. Justice assumed office in 2017, the School Building Authority has allocated over $643 million to county school boards in West Virginia. When combined with the $363 million from local contributions, the overall investment in the state’s educational facilities surpasses $1 billion.