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THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE COUNTY OF FAYETTE NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS DATES, PLACES AND TIME OF PUBLIC HEARINGS: Midland Trail High School Hearing will be held on April 25, 2017 at Midland Trail High School, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Ansted Middle School Hearing will be held on April 25, 2017 at Ansted Middle School, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Valley Elementary School Hearing will be held on April 27, 2017 at Valley Elementary School, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Valley High School Hearing will be held on April 27, 2017 at Valley High School, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Meadow Bridge Elementary School Hearing will be held on May 2, 2017 at Meadow Bridge Elementary School, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Meadow Bridge High School Hearing will be held on May 2, 2017 at Meadow Bridge High School, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Oak Hill High School Hearing will be held on May 4, 2017 at Oak Hill High School, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Fayetteville High School Hearing will be held on May 4, 2017 at Fayetteville High School, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Fayetteville Elementary School Hearing will be held on May 8, 2017 at Fayetteville Elementary School, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Gatewood Elementary School Hearing will be held on May 8, 2017 at Gatewood Elementary School, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Collins Middle School Hearing will be held on May 10, 2017 at Oak Hill High School, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Mount Hope Elementary School Hearing will be held on May 10, 2017 at Mount Hope Elementary School, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Rosedale Elementary School Hearing will be held on May 16, 2017 at Rosedale Elementary School, beginning at 4:30 p.m. New River Elementary School Hearing will be held on May 16, 2017 at New River Elementary School, beginning at 6:30 p.m. DURATION AND CONTINUATION OF PUBLIC HEARINGS: In the event a public hearing is not completed by 11:00 p.m. on the scheduled date, it will be recessed and will be reconvened on the following day, at the location from which the public hearing was recessed, to begin at 4:30 p.m. The public hearings and any reconvened sessions of the public hearings shall end at the conclusion of business or 11:00 p.m., whichever occurs earlier. ALTERNATE PLACES / DATES OF THE PUBLIC HEARINGS: If, when a public hearing is called to order, it is determined that the meeting facility is of insufficient size, the location of the public hearing shall be subject to change. If the location of the public hearing is changed for this reason, the public hearing shall be recessed and reconvened one hour later than its originally scheduled time on the same evening at an alternate location. A notice reflecting any change in the public hearing location shall be posted at the original meeting location. Should any listed hearing be unable to be held on the scheduled date, due to inclement weather or other factors, that hearing will be held on the first date another hearing is not scheduled beginning with May 18, 2017 (skipping May 19, 2017) and following May 22, 23, 24,25, and 26, 2017 and following each day thereafter, excluding Sundays, until all hearings are concluded. PROPOSED ACTION OF THE BOARD: The closure of Ansted Middle School at the close of the 2018 school year; the reconfiguration / consolidation of Midland Trail High School to grades 6-12, resulting from the influx of students from Ansted Middle School, at the close of the 2018 school year. The closure of Rosedale and Mount Hope Elementary Schools at the close of the 2019 school year. The reconfiguration of Collins Middle School from grades 5-8 to grades 6-8 at the close of the 2019 school year. The reconfiguration/consolidation of New River Elementary School students to create a 3-5 elementary school which will maintain its grade 3-4 students and will accommodate the influx of students in grades 3-5 as a result of the closure of Mount Hope Elementary School, the influx of students in grades 3-4 as a result of the closure of Rosedale Elementary School, and the influx of grade 5 students from the reconfiguration of Collins Middle School at the close of the 2019 school year. The creation of a New Oak Hill PK-2 to accommodate the influx of all students in grades PK-2 from Rosedale, Mount Hope and New River Elementary Schools at the close of the 2019 school year, or later if the completion of the new school is delayed, which will be located on the Oak Hill Campus. Some Mount Hope Elementary School students grades PK-5 will attend Bradley Elementary School in Raleigh County. The closure of Fayetteville and Gatewood Elementary Schools at the close of the 2019 school year. The closure / reconfiguration / consolidation of Fayetteville High School which will be renovated to create a PK-8 school, maintaining its grade 7-8 students and accommodating the influx of all students due to the closure of Fayetteville Elementary School (PK-6) and Gatewood Elementary School (K-4) with the 9-12 students from Fayetteville High School attending Oak Hill High School, all at the close of the 2019 school year. The closure of Meadow Bridge High School at the end of the 2019 school year, beginning with the 2020 school year, students who are currently in grades 9-12 at Meadow Bridge High School will attend Midland Trail High School or Greenbrier West High School in Greenbrier County. Meadow Bridge Elementary School will be maintained and reconfigured to a PK-8 and consolidated by combining all students from Meadow Bridge Elementary grades PK-6 and the influx of students in grades 7-8 from Meadow Bridge High School resulting from the Meadow Bridge High School closure at the end of the 2019 school year. The existing 1977 and 1987 addition to the Meadow Bridge High facility will be utilized by the middle level students, beginning with the 2020 school year, while awaiting the construction of a new PK-8 school. In a second phase, a new PK-8 school will be constructed to house all students from the reconfigured and consolidated Meadow Bridge PK-8 School. The closure of Valley Elementary School at the close of the 2019 school year. The closure / reconfiguration / consolidation of Valley High School, which will be renovated to create a PK-8 school and maintain its grade 6-8 students and accommodate the influx of all students due to the closure of Valley Elementary School (PK-6), with the 9-12 students from Valley High School attending Oak Hill High School, Midland Trail High School or Riverside High School, all at the close of the 2019 school year. The vote on all school closures will be conducted at the conclusion of the final public hearing. SUBMISSION OF WRITTEN MATERIALS: Written materials may be submitted for consideration by the Board. Written materials must be physically received in the Office of the Superintendent, 111 Fayette Avenue, Fayetteville, West Virginia 25840-1299, by the end of business on May 16, 2017. PUBLIC PARTICIPATION: Members of the public may be present, submit statements and testimony and question county school officials. Members of the public who desire to submit statements and testimony or to question county school officials shall be afforded an opportunity to register beginning one hour prior to the start of the public hearing and ending at the start of the public hearing. Persons shall not be permitted to register at any reconvened public hearing sessions. Persons shall be called upon in the order of registration. All questions shall be initially directed to the Superintendent who may answer the question or designate another school official to address the question. Based upon the number of persons who register, the Board may limit, in a uniform manner, the time allotted to each individual. However, the time allotted may not be limited to a period of less than three minutes. Registered individuals may not assign or relinquish their allotted time to another individual. Responses to questions by school officials shall not be included in a period of allotted time. 5-15-MON-13-FT; L100
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PostedApril 20, 2017