The new Rupert Elementary School welcomes students to the new school year on Aug. 26. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new facility is set for Sept. 19.

The event will be held at the new school located just behind Western Greenbrier Middle School in Crawley and is open to the public.

“The heart of Rupert Elementary School has moved from the old building to the new building in a seamless transition and we are beyond excited,” states Rupert Elementary Principal, Jenny Harden. “I am overwhelmed by the spirit of teamwork demonstrated by so many throughout this project. The architects, construction teams, service personnel, teachers, county office staff, parents, and community members have been extraordinarily supportive in getting our school to this exciting place in its history.”

In the aftermath of the June 2016 flood, damage to Rupert Elementary School required fast-tracked clean-up and repairs to accommodate the return of students for the 2016-17 school year. However, a plan to relocate the school was necessary to meet the long-term safety and educational needs of Rupert Elementary students.

In consultation with the West Virginia School Building Authority and…

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