School updates up for vote

October 3, 2018

HUNTINGTON — T he Cabell County Board of Education will discuss significant improvements to Davis Creek and Martha elementary schools during its regular meeting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the district’s central office in Huntington.

The first major operations issue up for a vote is a contract with C.J. Hughes Construction for the Davis Creek Elementary Wastewater Improvement Project — planned to ultimately connect the school to public sewage lines through the Pea Ridge Public Service District.

The current Davis Creek building, constructed in the early 1960s, is one of a handful of county schools that treats its own waste water on site.

The project will cost $264,430, paid for through the county’s Permanent Improvement Fund.

The second operations matter up for a vote is a recommendation to name ZMM Architects and Engineers as the architectural firm for a new addition at Martha Elementary School. The current Martha Elementary, build on the site of the former school south of Barboursville, was built following the 2007-08 school year.

No cost has been released for the project, which would be funded through the district’s bond surplus.

In other business, six school field trips are also up for approval.

• Cabell Midland High Schools’ Marching Knights will travel to Indianapolis Nov. 8-12 to participate in the Bands of America competition.

• Cabell Midland High Schools’ Future Farms of America will travel to Indianapolis Oct. 23 to 27 to participate in the National FFA convention.

• Huntington Middle School’s boys’ and girls’ cross country teams traveled to Boyd County High School in Ashland on Sept. 22 to participate in a meet.

• Huntington East Middle School’s Western Virginia Military Academy and Lizzie Cabell Finishing School will travel to Droop Mountain Battlefield State Park in Huntersville, West Virginia, on Oct. 4-7 to participate in Civil War Days activities.

• Milton Middle Schools’ eighth-grade students will travel to Washington, D.C., on May 5-9 as an educational opportunity.

• Davis Creek Elementary Schools’ third-grade students will travel to Ashland on Nov. 9 to tour the replica Nina and Pinta ships docked at the riverfront.

All trips are financed through school funds.

The Cabell County Board of Education meets each first and third Tuesday at 2850 5th Ave. in Huntington. Meetings are always open to the public.

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