UPDATE | Land purchased for new Herbert Hoover High School project

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KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) – UPDATE 8/14/19 @ 6: p.m.
Land for the new Herbert Hoover High School has been purchased, Kanawha County Schools said Wednesday.

The new Herbert Hoover High School is expected to open sometime in early to mid-2021.

The school systems reports that it's awaiting the draft environmental assessment from FEMA.

In June 2016, floodwaters destroyed the former high school, and it was demolished last fall. Since then, students have attended class at Elkview Middle School, and portables have helped the school accommodate all the students.

The new site is in the Givens Fork area between the Elkview exit of Interstate 79 and U.S. Route 119. Elkview Baptist Church owned the land before the purchase.

The new high school is expected to open sometime in early to mid-2021.



ORIGINAL STORY 3/27/19
Excitement is building for the new Herbert Hoover High School, even though it’s still more than two years away from completion.

Architects with Williamson Shriver Architects released a video of the new high school, complete with artist renditions of the state-of-the-art building.

Floodwaters destroyed the former high school in 2016 and it was demolished last fall. Since then, students have attended class at Elkview Middle School, and portables have helped the school accommodate all the students.

The new high school on the Given’s Fork (church) property is expected to open early to mid-2021, according to Kanawha County Schools officials.



 
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