Board mulls indoor athletic facility for HHS
HUNTINGTON -- A new student-athlete facility could become the latest addition to the landscape at Huntington High School.
The Cabell County Board of Education is set to vote on a measure that would approve the construction of the facility on the school's campus during its regular meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at the Cabell County Schools central office at 2850 5th Ave. in Huntington.
The recommendation is for a new metal facility that would be used as a student-athlete weight training and strength facility.
The facility already has the approval of Principal Greg Webb and Athletic Director Bruce Senior, and funds for the project will be garnered by the Huntington High School Athletic Facilities Capital Improvement Campaign. The school system's operations department would contract for construction for the project.
In other business, the board will vote on a project to replace the heating and plumbing for the HVAC system at the Cabell County Career Technology Center.
The low bid on the agenda is for $1,323,000 from Pennington Plumbing and Heating, but the board will review all bids before voting on the measure.
The board also will vote on several measures to provide new laptops, Smartboards and iPad Minis in five schools and as part of a laptop refresh project for Title I schools in the county. All of the measures combined would provide more than $2.7 million in new technology to classrooms throughout the county.
The board will take time at the beginning of the meeting to recognize five high school coaches who have received various awards throughout the 2013-14 school year.
Cabell Midland High School Assistant Baseball Coach George Brumfield was elected into the National High School Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame.
Cabell Midland's cross country coach, Chris Parsons, was named the Mountain State Athletic Conference Coach of the Year for Boys' Cross Country.
Robert Morris, Cabell Midland's swimming coach, was named the National Federation of High School Sports West Virginia Swimming Coach of the Year.
Huntington High School Football Head Coach Billy Seals was named the Lowell Cade Sportsman of the Year by The Herald-Dispatch.
Rob Archer, Huntington High School's wrestling coach, was named WVSSAC's Wrestling Coach of the Year.
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If you go
WHAT: Cabell County Board of Education regular meeting
WHEN: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 17
WHERE: Cabell County Schools central office, 2850 5th Ave., Huntington
ON THE AGENDA: The board will consider whether the Huntington High School Athletic Facilities Capital Improvement to construct an indoor athletic facility at the school. The board also will honor local high school athletic coaches for awards they received during the 2013-14 school year.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: A complete agenda can be found by visiting www.cabellcountyschools.com.
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