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Triadelphia Middle School to Get ADA Bathroom Improvements

WHEELING — Restrooms at Triadelphia Middle School will be made handicapped accessible following an act by Ohio County Board of Education members Monday night.

The board voted to accept the lowest bid for the project, which was submitted by Jarvis, Downing and Emch of Wheeling for $504,000. The work is separate from that being funded by a $42.2 million school bond passed by voters last year. Instead, it will be paid for through the school district’s general fund.

Meanwhile, JoJo Shay, innovation coordinator, provided an update on the tour she took of Elizabeth Forward High School in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania. She explained how that school implemented innovation spaces in the building.

She came away convinced Ohio County Schools is proceeding correctly as it seeks to build the spots for student collaboration in its schools.

“They’re doing nothing we’re not doing,” Shay said. “I think we’re on the right track.”

Superintendent Rick Jones reported that Madison Elementary School on Wheeling Island is being power washed as part of improvements there, and workers have installed “over 200 new windows, so far.”

Construction on the new central office area at the school also is continuing, while work to make restrooms handicapped accessible and to build a secure entrance “is not done,” he added.

Jones said work to replace the gymnasium floor at Bridge Street Middle School, damaged by flooding at the start of the school year, will be completed “in a couple of days.”

The board will next meet at 6 p.m. Oct. 28 at the board office, 2203 National Road, Elm Grove.

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