BOE Approves Second Phase Of Work at JMHS

The second phase of the John Marshall High School renovation project is set to begin the second week of June.

Renovations expected this summer include work on the school’s entryway, replacing all windows, restroom renovations, repaving of the parking lot, interior room work and asbestos abatement.

JD&E Inc. of Wheeling was recently hired by the Marshall County Board of Education for $1.88 million to perform the work in this phase.

Grae-Con Construction Inc. of Steubenville, Lombardi Development of Follansbee and Walters Construction Inc. of Wheeling also bid for the project for $2.14 million, $2.16 million and $2.21 million, respectively.

The summer renovations should wrap up by the second week of August. Superintendent Michael Hince said the district will then look at beginning the next phase of the project, which will include more interior work.

“Toward the middle of summer, we will work with the architects and construction managers concerning the next phase,” Hince said.

The project was divided into five phases last year to accommodate the cost of renovating the school’s HVAC system. Officials expect the project to be completed by the summer of 2017.