By Tina Alvey
A dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony will be conducted at the new Rainelle Elementary School on May 29 at 9 a.m.
Students recently moved into the new school, which was constructed just behind the original school building on Kanawha Avenue in Rainelle.
Rainelle Elementary School serves approximately 235 students in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade.
Construction of the new facility was made possible through a $37.7 million bond package that was approved by Greenbrier County voters in November 2008.
That bond leveraged an additional $10.6 million award from the West Virginia School Building Authority to help with major additions and renovations to Greenbrier West High School.
Additional projects completed as part of the bond package were construction of a new Lewisburg Elementary School, the addition of an auxiliary gymnasium at Eastern Greenbrier Middle School and health and safety updates to Smoot Elementary School.
In addition to attending the dedication ceremony, the public is invited to participate in a guided tour of the new school on one of the following days: April 25 at 4:30, 5 or 5:30 p.m.; April 26 at 5, 5:30 or 6 p.m.; or May 29 at 4 or 4:30 p.m.
Parking is available at the Rainelle United Methodist Church and in the old depot lot located across the street from the One-Stop gas station where W.Va. 20 and U.S. 60 intersect.