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County School Systems, Including Kanawha, Seeking Money From School Building Authority

Reported: Mar. 17, 2014 5:50 PM EDT
Updated: Mar. 18, 2014 9:55 AM EDT
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- More than a dozen county school systems are seeking funding from the West Virginia School Building Authority to help pay for construction projects.

Media outlets reported that 19 counties are seeking a total of more than $100 million from the authority. County school officials are presenting the requests during the authority's spring meeting this week in Charleston.

Wayne County is seeking the most funding. The county is requesting up to $18 million to build two new schools. Andrews Heights Elementary in Kanawha County is seeking $2 million to be on to the school.

Jackson County is requesting more than $17 million to build a new middle school.

The authority plans to award a total of about $45 million. It will announce which projects will receive funding on April 28.

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