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MORGANTOWN (AP) — West Virginia's third "green" public school is opening Saturday.

Officials have scheduled a ribbon-cutting and tours for Saturday morning at the $16 million Eastwood Elementary School in Morgantown.

It's Monongalia County's first environmentally friendly school but the third in the state.

The others are Hilltop Elementary School in Marshall County and Spring Mills Primary School in Martinsburg.

The U.S. Department of Education gave Hilltop Elementary an award last year for its recycling practices.

Spring Mills was awarded LEED Gold Certification last summer. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, which is a sustainable building evaluation developed by the United States Green Building Council.

Eastwood is currently being considered for silver certification by the council.

It was finished in March and will serve about 480 pre-kindergarten to fifth-grade students.

 

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