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Wayne County school board meets to discuss problems at Kenova and Crum facilities

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Since the failure of the school bond levy in Wayne County last year, community members in Crum and Kenova have been trying to find a way to get new schools.

A sinkhole was discovered on the Kenova school property and the school has been closed since 2011. Students are attending class in modular buildings. At Crum, parents and students have complained about deteriorating conditions at that facility.

The Wayne County Board of Education held a work session meeting on Thursday morning.

Members of the Kenova City Council and Kenova Mayor Ric Griffith were there to talk about how to get a new school built since the bond levy failed last month. "Both areas of the county need new facilities, but with the defeat of the bond issue, it's only logical that we start planning to take smaller steps to satisfy the needs of these students," said Michael Ferguson, interim superintendent of schools in Wayne County.

The Wayne County school board is planning to take tours of the school buildings in Kenova and Crum to see what they have to work with.

More work session meetings will be held to discuss any ideas community