It's been nearly four years in the making, but now the new Weirton elementary school is only six weeks away from being finished.
"This is a great addition for the children of Hancock County," said Hancock County Schools Superintendent Sue Smith.
This new elementary school is the biggest project to be funded by Hancock County Schools' 2010 bond levy, costing the county $56 million. At a whopping 105,000 square feet, the school is capable of holding up to 950 students. Students will be excited about having a brand new gym, auxiliary gym, classrooms and much more.
"New classrooms, new furniture, all of the pre-k rooms have restrooms for the little ones, so all of those things are really nice additions and our students are very excited about it," Smith said.
Smith added that everything was built for safety, so they took special precaution to secure the entrance of the building. There are some final touches must be done for it to be completed by March 28th.
"We need to complete the finishes such as proxy floors throughout the building ceiling tile, some touch up painting finish technology wiring and head end rooms," said project superintendent Bruce Wilson.
Wilson said that thankfully the weather did not interfere with construction at all and everything has gone smoothly. Smith added the board of education chose this property because of its proximity to the three elementary schools.