(12/09/2008)
The West Virginia's School Building Authority awarded funding for two regional schools Monday.

Pleasant Hill Elementary School has received a $547,000 grant for a second phase to fix a pesky sewer and asbestos problem.

Calhoun Superintendent of Schools Roger Propst told school board members last night, "This is good news and bad news."

The grant was $64,000 shy of the requested amount.

Propst said the system will have to go back to the drawing board and see what can be done to work around the shortfall.

He explained, "There was nothing wrong with the proposal, it was just that the SBA had limited funds and had to make some cuts."

The project has already received about $900,000.

Propst said bids for the second phase will likely be bid in January.

Gilmer County High School has been granted $615,000 for heating and air conditioning improvements, in addition to electrical work.

Overall, the SBA granted $10.4 million this week for school improvements around the state


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