Harrison County School Board to Hold Special Meeting at New Lost Creek Elementary Site | New
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (WV News) – On Monday, the Harrison County School Board will visit the new Lost Creek Elementary School site on Hawk Highway in Lost Creek.
The school, located on the South Harrison campus, is not yet complete, but board members have requested to see it before the end of the school year.
“This would probably be the best time, rather than June when everyone’s gone,” said Chairman of the Board Gary Hamrick.
According to Assistant Superintendent Jimmy Lopez, the site is “still a bit crowded” because construction is not complete.
“A substantial completion is expected to happen probably in mid-June,” he said.
Education Council member Kristin Messenger said she would like to see more traffic control measures implemented at the site before elementary school students arrive.
“This happens to be one of my concerns,” she said. “I think everything we’ve done is great. I just want to make sure there are big flashing lights and yellow lines on the road because I’ve seen so many people go by there. I’m just a little nervous.
Harrison County Superintendent of Schools Dora Stutler said there were already school zone signs there.
Messenger said it would be nice to have a speed limit reduced to a quarter of a mile each way before approaching the school zone.
Hamrick said that might not be possible, as speeds on W.Va.270 are likely set under state code.
Lopez said he would check out what can be done. Any request for additional traffic control measures will have to be directed to the state, he said.
The extraordinary meeting will be held on Monday at 5 p.m. Special acknowledgments, delegations and comments from board members are the only items on the agenda. There are no new or old business issues on the agenda.
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