Beam Signing Draws Crowd to New High School

Elkins Board decides to demolish old gym

Posted: January 23, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Parents, students and employees of the Elkins School District sign a steel beam Tuesday at a ceremony in front of the district’s new high school in Elkins. Once completed it will replace the old building.

People weren’t deterred by late afternoon dropping temperatures to get a first look at the new Elkins High School.

At A Glance

Goodbye Gym

The Elkins School Board Tuesday voted 4-1 to demolish the old gymnasium as part of the overall construction project after mulling the decision for the last few months. Superintendent Megan Witonski said renovating the old gym would cost about $475,000 to bring it up to code while demolition would cost about $28,000. The gym was built in the 1950s. School board member Laren Vaught cast the dissenting vote.

Source: Staff Report

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