2/11/2014 4:26 PM
by Stuart Hammer
BECKLEY – Raleigh County schools are dealing with disappointment after the school bond vote fails to pass.
Stratton Elementary in Beckley was a school slated to receive a large portion of the proposed $39 million bond.
Plans included tearing the building down and rebuilding a state-of-the-art facility.
Officials at the school say the community was looking forward to a brand new building in the area, but now they'll have to move forward with what they have.
“Our building, while it's very serviceable, it's old,” says Assistant Principal Jami Hughes.
“We have some trouble with some of our wiring; some of our outlets don't all work. And we were excited that everything was going to work. And the biggest concern we had was that it gets so hot in this building.”
The school board says there are no plans for other funding for facility upgrades at this time.