Frankford Elementary School

The West Virginia School Building Authority (WVSBA) has awarded $6.7 million to Greenbrier County Schools through its Needs-Based Funding program to address safety, accessibility, and infrastructure needs at Frankford Elementary School (FES) as outlined in the 2020-2030 Comprehensive Educational Facilities Plan (CEFP). The school will undergo a $7,307,000 renovation and construction project utilizing the $6,700,000 awarded by the WVSBA and an additional $607,000 committed by Greenbrier County Schools.

Highlights of the project include a new center addition with connecting corridors to bring the school under one roof with additional classrooms, a safe school entryway, elevator, administrative offices, improved bus and drop-off loop, and demolition of outdated portable classrooms. Additionally, electrical upgrades, a sanitation packaging plant, and a sprinkler system throughout the facility will provide much-needed infrastructure updates.

 "This is such an exciting time for the students, staff, and community of Frankford Elementary and our school system and county overall. We look forward to partnering with the West Virginia School Building Authority to make these much-needed and long-awaited improvements at Frankford Elementary," states Superintendent Jeff Bryant.

"We anticipate completion by the spring of 2026," he concluded.

 At its December 11, 2024 meeting in Charleston, the WVSBA announced needs-based awards totaling more than $111.8 million to projects to the following 19 school districts throughout the state: Berkeley ($25 million), Wood ($27.9 million), Wyoming ($15.7 million), Fayette ($15.6 million), Taylor ($7.3 million), Marshall ($9.2 million), Harrison ($5.8 million), Grant ($4.7 million), Jackson ($13.5 million), Greenbrier ($6.7 million), Mason ($1.2 million), Logan ($3 million), Randolph ($2.3 million), Calhoun ($4.8 million), Morgan ($4.2 million), Hancock ($987,000), Gilmer ($724,000), Tucker ($8.3 million) and Barbour ($1.6 million).

 "Frankford Elementary School holds a special place at the core of our community. Our students and school families are thrilled about this incredible investment in our school and the improvements that will be made. The efforts of our district leaders who presented the project and advocated on our behalf are appreciated, and we can't thank the WVSBA enough for approving our request," states principal Linda King.