Suzanne Stewart
Staff Writer

The Pocahontas County Board of Education received good news Monday from the West Virginia School Building Authority concerning the Major Improvements Project [MIP] grant the board submitted.

The SBA approved funding of the entire project in the amount of $925,443. The project is to replace the sewer system at Pocahontas County High School, as well as doors, windows and roof of the PCHS vocational building.

β€œIt is going to move us forward,” director of maintenance Ron Hall said.

The board is also in the process of finding a new building to house the board office. According to board president Emery Grimes, the board has not made a decision on the new location, but has looked at a few potential buildings.

The next board of education meeting is Monday, July 10, at 6 p.m., at the board of education conference room.