By: Kaitlynn Anderson
Preston county in West Virginia has an enrollment increase projected at over 200 new students and now has something to make that transition a little bit easier.
For the first time in over 20 years Preston County has passed a bond affecting its education system. The schools will be receiving nearly 40 million dollars and the School Building Authority approved over half of it to help with new school construction.
Preston County Schools Superintendent Dr. Larry Parsons believes this help the community educationally and economically. He says businesses are more likely to stay if the schools their children attend are improved.
Some of the facilities in Preston County are nearly 100 years old and Parsons says some of the money approved in the bond will go to renovating the old buildings as well as building a few new ones.
Each time I arrived at the school to shoot any footage I had to check into the main office and wear a name tag at all times. I was also informed that I could not film any of the students and found that to be especially difficult during the breaks between classes.
I got the idea to cover this story after reading about it on the WBOY website.