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SBA Awards $1 Million for Poca High Expansion

The West Virginia School Building Authority (SBA) announced Monday, June 13, that the Putnam Board of Education will receive $1 million for a 2,000-square foot expansion at Poca High School. The project will require an additional $430,000 from the Board. Once completed, the school will add agriculture and biomedical programs to its course offerings. Putnam schools Superintendent John Hudson said he anticipates the project to be finished and ready to go by the start of the fall 2023 semester.

The grant was through the SBA’s Major Improvement Project (MIP) program. The Putnam County Board of Education previously received MIP grants of $336,468 for Buffalo Elementary repairs (2016), $1 million for Conner Street Elementary addition (2011), and $1 million for Lakeside Elementary addition (2010).

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