Mathews County School Board members and supervisors got a tour of the pressing capital needs of the school division, touring all three schools on Monday evening. Maintenance supervisor Donnie Hall (fourth from right, in hat) gave a tour of the crumbling infrastructure at Mathews High, Lee-Jackson Elementary and Thomas Hunter Middle schools, everything from the shingled roof at Lee-Jackson to the middle school’s HVAC system and the grease trap in the MHS kitchen. Here, the tour looks at a collapsed drain pipe behind Lee-Jackson (inset) that has created a dangerous sink hole. Hall said he’s received one quote so far—$86,000—to replace the drain pipes. Pictured from left are school board member John Priest, assistant superintendent Lesley Hunley, superintendent Nancy Welch, school board member Melissa Mason, Hall, county administrator Mindy Conner, supervisor G.C. Morrow and Dennis Whitcomb of the school board’s capital improvement study committee. School board members Ginger Richards and Jeanice Sadler and supervisor Edwina Casey also attended. Supervisor Jack White toured the facilities with Hall last week. Photos by Charlie Koenig
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