PARKERSBURG, WV (WTAP)-- The Wood County Board of Education approved selling a former elementary school building Tuesday evening.
The Board voted 5-0 to sell Rayon School for $115,000 in a move sanctioned by the city of Parkersburg, to a non-profit agency.
The new owners have learned that structural issues will require that the building be demolished rather than refurbished.
Assistant superintendent Mike Fling says the closing will occur in October.
"The closing has been schedule for an undisclosed date, but in October," explains Fling. " So next month... and one of the requirements for the closure document was the Board of Education minutes where you all approved the sale, and that Mr. Flynn has signature power for the Board of Education, which is standard."
In other news, the Board also heard that Wood County Schools are outperforming state ACT scores in all categories except for Math.
The Board is supporting the administration staff in their efforts to boost math scores across the district.