School Building Authority gives $8.9M to build new Raleigh school, $3.1M for Keyser Middle re-roofing

By Ryan Quinn, Charleston Gazette-Mail

July 31, 2020

Raleigh County will be getting a new Stratton Elementary after all, replacing what state School Building Authority staff said is a circa-1939 building that’s nearly impossible to adequately renovate.

The Authority’s board, which gives tens of millions of dollars annually to county school systems for school construction and renovation projects, voted Thursday to provide about $8.9 million for the project. The county promised to pitch in $7 million.

The new school will have solar panels and a geothermal heating, ventilation and air conditioning system that should make the school generate as much power as it uses, according to Authority staff.