School board approves student trip
HUNTINGTON -- The Cabell Midland High School Marching Knights are headed to Hawaii in December after getting approval from the members of the Cabell County Board of Education on Tuesday evening.
The band is one of seven nationally to be selected to participate in the National Pearl Harbor Parade. Band members and 25 chaperones will attend. Student fundraising will begin soon.
Board members also approved two change orders for the new Huntington East Middle School project, neither of which are major, said Assistant Superintendent Mike O'Dell. One is for about $5,900, to relocate the gas meter further away from the building. It was required by the State Fire Marshal.
The other change order is for about $6,600, but will be covered by ZMM, which made a mistake in locating electrical lines under the water lines, which is a fire code violation.
O'Dell said construction on the school, which is scheduled to open to students from Enslow and Beverly Hills middle schools in January 2014, is about three weeks behind schedule, mostly due to weather.
However, he said the project is one of the smoothest the county has done in the past several years. The next step, he said, is finalizing the plans for the start of the new school year, as sixth-grade students from both schools will attend the first semester at Enslow, with seventh- and eighth-grade students going to Beverly Hills.
He also said ground was broken Monday on the new bus garage in Lesage.