$8.4 million HVAC and electrical upgrades approved for a high school in Logan, W.Va.

That West Virginia The Department of Education has approved a nearly $8.4 million project to upgrade the electrical and HVAC systems in Logan High School in Logan, W.Va.

Logan banner reported that the high school was one of several school facilities in the area selected for HVAC upgrades using federal Covid relief funds.

Architects have informed the district that they must replace the malfunctioning electrical system at Logan High before the HVAC upgrade can be carried out.

Electrical issues included out of date cables and subpanels that needed replacing, and a main distribution panel that was “on its last legs”. The electrical findings caused the project to exceed its $3.5 million budget to an estimated $8,393,478.

Package calls of $4,887,896 must be paid for from Covid funding. The remainder of the project, totaling $3,505,482, will be paid for using local funds.

The project may take until fall 2024 to complete due to supply issues, officials said.

The architect for the Logan High upgrade is Williamson Shriver Architect.