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State authority approves funds for new Frankfort school

April 19th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

The West Virginia School Building Authority approved more than $19 million in funding Monday for the construction of a new, consolidated primary school in Mineral County's Frankfort district. The Cumberland Times News reports, in  presenting the project, Ben Ashley, SBA director of architectural services, said the consolidation of Frankfort Intermediate, Fort Ashby Primary and Wiley Ford Primary schools "represents an excellent use of SBA funding." The closure and consolidation is projected to take place in the 2023-2024 school year.  Mineral County Superintendent Troy Ravenscroft applauded the decision in a statement Monday calling it a great day for Mineral County announced that a new $21.3 million primary school will be constructed for the Frankfort District. In addition to the state funds, about $2 million will be provided locally. Ravenscroft noted that the Frankfort project is the second the authority has funded in the county in less than a year. A $3 million roof replacement project for Keyser Middle School was approved last August.