Officials: New Cameron High School Has ‘Super Highway’

If you ask Wayne Simms, Roger Lewicki or other officials with Marshall County Schools, the new Cameron High/Middle School project is finally taking shape.

“They have paved out there – it is like a super highway,” said Simms, assistant superintendent, while speaking about the Cameron structure during the Tuesday board of education meeting. “I am extremely pleased.”

Lewicki, board president, and fellow board members Lori Kestner, Thomas Gilbert, John Miller and Beth Phillips listened as Simms outlined details of the ongoing construction project. The new school is already a year behind schedule – and will cost at least $528,000 more than the originally estimated $32 million.

However, Simms and board members said Tuesday they are on the right track to finally have the new facility complete by Dec. 18, with students moving into the structure upon returning from Christmas vacation in January.

At the Cameron project, Simms said plumbing work is proceeding, while cabinets are also being moved into place.

In another matter, board members unanimously approved spending $17,478 for new food processors to be installed at elementary schools.

Later, Lewicki told Simms to consider addressing a problem with the lighting system at the Cameron High School football field, noting lights have been going out during games. Simms said he would look into the problem.

Also, Lewicki thanked the district’s teachers and parents – particularly those at Sand Hill Elementary, Hiltop Elementary and Sherrard Middle School – for improving the academic achievements of students in recent years.

Superintendent Fred Renzella was absent from the Tuesday meeting, leading Simms to fill in for him.

The Marshall County Board of Education is slated to meet again at 7 p.m. Oct. 22 at the board office, 2700 Fourth St., Moundsville.