BUCKHANNON — Scott Preston, Clerk of the Works for the Upshur County Board of Education, attended the board meeting Tuesday and provided updates on Tennerton and Hodgesville Elementary Schools’ projects.
Both schools have undergone significant construction and repairs and are reportedly on track with projected dead lines. Work at the Tennerton Elementary School began on Monday and is on schedule. The foundation is being stabilized in areas of the school building, as well as soil displacement to enhance drainage.
The Hodgesville project is also on the projected schedule and is a very complex job. Work to the existing building, as well as the construction of a 30’ by 36’ addition is underway. The timeline for completion of the project is November. While work is underway, the school principal is working out of a mobile office trailer. Crews have worked night and day to get the school back in condition for students to begin the new 2019-2020 school year next week.
Due to the extensive work being done in the school, the community has been asked to come out on Wednesday evening for “Operation Hodgesville” to help clean the school and get it student ready. Dr. Sara Lewis-Stankus expressed her gratitude for the progress after Preston presented the updates. Follow the Record Delta for more updates and coverage of the unveiling of the completed projects.