NEW CUMBERLAND — The Hancock County Board of Instruction continues to look at its choices for planned advancement projects, together with the building of new baseball and softball fields at Weir Substantial School.
Through the board’s conference Monday, users listened to from Bob Smith, of McKinley and Associates, and Jim Sauer, of J.T. Sauer and Associates, about the venture, as their firms have been working to get offers economically possible for the board.
“We have a couple numbers,” Smith mentioned. “We’re heading in the proper course.”
The consultants noted they had been seeking some clarifications on specified elements of the proposals now submitted, and would then provide the info to the faculty board for more discussion.
“There were being a couple objects that a single experienced that the other didn’t,” Sauer described, noting they want to get an “apples to apples” comparison involving the proposals.
The key focus, at this time, is on the advancement of the fields, which would construct a new baseball subject on the web-site of Weir High’s existing softball field, and a new softball subject on an space at the moment applied for parking.
“You’re likely to get a discipline,” Smith reported.
Of the two area jobs, the program would be to begin construction on the softball field first, potentially this slide, and then transfer on to the baseball field. Sauer mentioned softball would be the precedence as the staff would have no other facility offered when construction begins.
“If we have any weather delays, we’ll still have the fallback of applying the downtown subject,” Sauer stated, referring to Edwin J. Bowman Discipline, which at this time serves as the dwelling subject for both Weir Large and Weirton Madonna baseball.
Less than a suggestion from Superintendent Dawn Petrovich, the board agreed to start the procedure of getting the school district’s surplus levy renewal positioned on the ballot for the Nov. 8 election. If accepted, the extra levy would be for the 2025 to 2029 fiscal many years.
Main Economic Officer Joe Campinelli, responding to queries from board Vice President Ed Fields, reported much of the skeleton for the levy get in touch with is in place, and it would merely be a make any difference of creating whichever changes the board feels would be required.
He warned, though, there is a constrained amount of money of funding set for the levy, with profits primarily based on the assessed price of assets in the county.
“If you add, you have to just take away,” Campinelli stated. “It’s a finite selection.”
The board opted to routine a operate session, at Campinelli’s availability, to more explore the levy, as properly as any programs to promote it with county voters.
In other organization, the university board:
Talked about, but tabled any determination, on a proposal which may eliminate or decrease university student admission service fees for athletic functions in the county. Board member Larry Shaw mentioned he would like to have enter from all of the universities to see how educational facilities would be impacted economically.
Agreed to have the Oct. 10 board assembly at Oak Glen Superior School and the Nov. 7 meeting at Weir Large Faculty, both of those at 6:30 p.m. Comparable designs are remaining considered for February and March.
Petrovich noted there experienced been 48 county college students who had applied for the Hope Scholarship, but following a ruling in Kanawha County Circuit Court docket final week, and an expected charm, resources for the scholarship will not be taken from the county’s allotments at this time.