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Much needed $5 million renovations in works for Craig Co. Schools

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A major make-over is coming to Craig County Schools.

Teachers will no longer need fans blasting on high just to keep their classrooms cool.

"it's been something that's been needed for a very, very long time and it's nice to see Superintendent Mr. Wilmore is taking the time to do that because no one else has," former student and parent, Brandi Huffman says.

As the 8th superintendent in just ten years, Kelly Wilmore is hitting the ground running since taking the position back in February. He's already gained support from the Craig County Board of Supervisors, the school board, and secured a zero-percent loan for a $5-million renovation project.

"I think its a tremendous step forward for our school division. This is a county facility," Craig County Superintendent Kelly Wilmore says. "Our whole community uses are facility."

A facility he says needs a lot of work.

The renovations will include putting central air-conditioning in all the schools, installing a new roof for the high school and elementary, plus new lighting for classrooms.

"It will make a big difference for the learning environment and how much money the tax payers are having to pay for electrical bills around here," Wilmore says.

When completed, Wilmore says the renovations will end up saving the school about $100,000 a year.