(10/18/2005)
Thirty-six county school systems have asked for $147 million from the School Building Authority.

Calhoun is asking for $242,997 to replace carpet with tile at Calhoun County Middle-High School.

Administrator Donnie Pitts says the money is needed to replace the carpeting in Calhoun Middle-High School's classrooms with tile covering.

Neighboring Gilmer County is asking for $675,620 for renovations at Glenville Elementary School.

The agency has only about $30 million dollars to give.

Counties that submitted projects will make presentations to the SBA on November 14th and 15th in Charleston.

The state will meet December 12th to allocate money.

The largest request is for $18 million dollars to build two new elementary schools in Kanawha County. The schools would replace five aging elementary schools on Charleston's West Side.

The second largest request is from Jackson County, which has asked for about $15 million dollars for various projects.


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