School Construction Bond Payoff Celebrated

May 29, 2024 – Lewisburg, WV – Greenbrier County Schools is proud to announce the successful payoff of the $37.7 million school construction bond approved by voters in November 2008. This milestone marks a significant achievement for our community and a testament to our shared commitment to enhancing the educational environment for our students.

The school construction bond, which directly impacted five schools and benefited students across Greenbrier County, funded a series of critical projects, including:

  • The construction of a new Rainelle Elementary School

  • The construction of a new Lewisburg Elementary School

  • Major renovations at Greenbrier West High School

  • Health and safety upgrades to Smoot Elementary School

  • The construction of an auxiliary gym at Eastern Greenbrier Middle School

These improvements have provided modern, safe, and conducive learning environments, contributing to the overall well-being and academic success of our students.

With voter support of the bond funding in place, the West Virginia School Building Authority (SBA) awarded an additional $10.6 million to complete the Greenbrier West High School project, supplemented by $1.5 million from local funds. In total, $12.1 million (24.4%) of the $49.9 million package was funded through sources outside the bond proposal, demonstrating strong community and state support.

Superintendent Jeff Bryant expressed gratitude to the community, stating, "The support of Greenbrier County voters has been instrumental in providing our students with the facilities they deserve. This bond payoff is a significant milestone, demonstrating our commitment to investing in our children's future and improving our educational system."

The bond was officially paid off on May 1, 2024, marking a moment of financial accomplishment and progress for Greenbrier County Schools. This follows the payoff of bonds for Western Greenbrier Middle School in 2012 and Ronceverte Elementary School in 2017.