CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Board of Education (WVBE) approved Fayette County School’s revised Comprehensive Education Facilities Plan (CEFP) today during its monthly meeting. Executive Director of the School Building Authority (SBA), David Sneed and Fayette County Superintendent, Terry George presented the plan which was outlined with input from Fayette County citizens.
“Throughout this nine-month process, we learned a lot about Fayette County,” Sneed said. “We implemented a data-driven planning process that allowed the data to guide us with the input of representatives from all areas of Fayette County.”
The School Building Authority created the Fayette County Capital Planning Committee which was comprised of three representatives from each Fayette school including the principal, a member of the school’s community and the chairperson or a representative of its Local School Improvement Council. The committee of 54 met throughout the summer to share ideas which helped develop the final plan.
The revised CEFP includes construction of new buildings, consolidation of existing buildings and closures as follows:
State Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Michael Martirano celebrated the vote as a path forward for the county whose facilities have deteriorated for several years.
“I applaud this data-driven process which resulted in a product supported by both the Fayette County community and the School Building Authority,” Martirano said. “We must do right by kids and our young people in Fayette County deserve better. This vote is a step in the right direction for their future.”
The amended CEFP will be submitted to the SBA board for approval at its quarterly meeting on September 26, 2016. The NEEDs Grant will be submitted by October 1, 2016 and the SBA will award funding for projects on December 12, 2016.
For additional information, contact Kristin Anderson at the West Virginia Department of Education Office of Communications at 304-558-2699 or Kristin.Anderson@k12.wv.us.