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Marshall, Berkeley Counties Have Different Building Experiences

June 16, 2013

SPRING MILLS — In April 2009, officials with the Marshall County School District were excited to learn the West Virginia School Building Authority had given the district $24 million for construction......

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Jun-16-13 8:56 AM

July 1st will be a good START. Election day even better.

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Jun-16-13 9:03 AM

What a difference competence makes!

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Jun-16-13 9:59 AM

Uh, how about 2 years behind and over $2 million over budget......

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Jun-16-13 11:07 AM

Look-up the Berkeley County Board of Education members and you will see the difference in the peeps running the show!

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Jun-16-13 12:41 PM

1,000 times better means that the John Marshall project should be no more than $2,000 over budget and no more than 3/4 of a day behind schedule.

Marshall County taxpayers should hold them to this.

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Jun-16-13 2:51 PM

$500k? $2 million?

More like $15 million once it is all tallied, and that's not including the lawsuits. And someone thought it was a good idea to put Renzella in charge of the Italian Festival?

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Jun-16-13 4:39 PM

Consolidated schools COST far too much to build, far too much to maintain, and far too much to transport all the kids

And they have been proven to increase drug activity and violence as well as lower the quality of education

The "all your eggs in one basket" approach NEVER works in ANY circumstance

When will these clowns stop wasting taxpayer dollars on bricks and mortar and get back to TEACHING!!!!

Far as the "difference" highlighted in the article, entrenched cronie school board members and entrenched cronies in key positions have destroyed local education and bankrupted the valley

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Jun-16-13 11:00 PM

Did the voters of that county actually have a say in if there would be a new school, or did their underhanded school board go against the will of the people too?

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Jun-16-13 11:30 PM

mikeebigg, The original bond issue was presented to up-grade the old HS. At the end of the day, the County decided the peeps wanted a new school in Cameron.....

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Jun-17-13 8:19 AM

If the contractors civil lawsuit gets to the point where the snakes will have to give depositions, under oath, we will finally learn a lot about what happened with the Cameron school. What said what and when did they say it? But we won't get to the see the truth unless the case acutally goes to trial. Bet it does not, the bad guys will avoid that at all costs (no pun intended). Hey isn't it ironic that the same taxpayers who got stabbed in the back, the same ones who got their property taxes raised by the BOE to the max, will also have to pony up a hundred thousand dollars to pay for the legal defense of the people who fouled this up. We will have to pay to keep us from knowing the truth. Now thats irony, Sheldon.

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Jun-17-13 9:38 AM

the board's favorite word is"accountability".let's see if they live up to it.

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Jun-17-13 12:03 PM

Google can show some interesting things. I have found 4 that are missing from this article. #1. Berkeley County School District Construction Manager - Don Zepp vs. Marshall County fleeced by PCS #2. Expected enrollment at SMHS > 1200 vs. Cameron 350 (at full capacity) #3. Williamson Shriver Architects, Inc. vs. McKinley and Associates #4. Target opening date for SMHS 8/2013 from an article in The Journal 11/20/2010 vs. Cameron hahahahahahaha

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Jun-17-13 12:06 PM

If Renzella thinks JM will be 1000 times better and all the board replaced was McKinley and Associates, just imagine how much better it would be if they got a different construction manager. Berkeley county taxpayers got a much better bang for their buck. No matter how you slice it, their school cost about 1/3 of the cost of Cameron without the additional time factor. Good to know they do it right some places in WV.

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Jun-17-13 8:39 PM

The best of management, The worst of management!

Marshall County School Officials should embrace the axiom; "When you're in the hole stop digging." When in you're in the wrong, stop lying!

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Jun-18-13 2:02 AM

Whose idea was it to build a new Cameron HS? Who was behind the push on this project? I'm guessing 1 person.

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