Gov. Justice secures over $26.9 million for new Clendenin Elementary School


​CHARLESTON, WV – Under the leadership of Gov. Jim Justice, the State of West Virginia has been awarded more than $26.9 million through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for the construction of a new Clendenin Elementary School in Kanawha County.

Clendenin Elementary was one of several schools destroyed in the historic June 2016 West Virginia floods.

“As Governor, it’s been my honor to work on behalf of our Elk River communities to help rebuild a sense of normalcy after devastation we all saw in 2016,” Gov. Justice said. “I’ve been in constant communication with our friends at FEMA to bring this money to West Virginia so we can move forward in building the all-new Clendenin Elementary School and I send my sincere thanks to all our Congressional Representatives for their help in securing this funding.

“West Virginians everywhere should be incredibly proud. This is truly an exciting day toward recovery for our children, parents, teachers, and so many others,” Gov. Justice continued. “We still have more work to do. But I’m very confident we’re going to be able to build a future in our state that’s brighter than ever.”

The West Virginia Division of Emergency Management and the West Virginia School Building Authority worked together to apply for this funding.​

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Jordan Damron,


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Charleston, WV 25305

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