OAK HILL, WV (WVNS) — With the weather cooperating, construction is right on schedule for the future New River Pre-K School and Collins Middle Schools, as of May 9, 2018. The latter coming after the now-former building was deemed structurally unsafe for anyone to use it.
“Student safety is a primary concern,” said Fayette County Superintendent Terry George. “It goes hand in hand with student achievement. We’re hoping to address both those issues with the construction of the new facilities.”
Although the construction may have caused some short-term hassles, the public knows how their patience will pay off in the long run.
“We’ve had very few instances where people complained about that,” George said. “Because they’re very excited about getting the two new schools, as well as getting Oak Hill High School renovated.”
But a new building has no meaning without the people that will soon work and learn inside it.
“They’ll make it a positive learning atmosphere, because they’re the experts. The teachers are classroom experts, and the students are what we’re here for.”