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Fayette Co. School bond

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 OAK HILL, WV (WVVA) A large crowd gathered at Collins Middle School in Oak Hill Thursday evening to meet about the proposed bond that would go toward building much needed new school facilities for Fayette County students. Parents, teachers, and students, all concerned about the future of their schools spoke out in overwhelming support of the nearly $39 million dollar bond that will be on the ballot June 13th. Several students in attendance expressed a deep concern for not only their school career future, but for those coming after them. They questioned whether or not those opposing the bond thought they were really worth it. 

Margaret O'Neil, meeting facilitator said, "The kids wanted to speak. This is the first time we've really heard that kind of participation in the community meetings, but they clearly were prepared and had written statements. They wanted to share how they feel, and hopefully people will come together and support our children".

"We need to come together as a community and county, and vote for this bond so we do have a school, because its our future; its what we build off of", said 6th grader Carsyn Harris.

The next meeting will be held at Meadow Bridge High School the evening of May 7th at 7 o'clock. If the bond is passed, the school building authority will also contribute funds in the amount of $25 million dollars to aid in the construction of the new facilities. Construction could start as early as the summer of 2016. 

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