Leadership from both the county and schools, staff, community members, school board members and county supervisors gathered Wednesday afternoon to commemorate the grand opening of the newly purchased and renovated Transportation and Maintenance Center in Oilville, VA.
Originally proposed by citizen, “Buzz” Coe, the concept of purchasing the facility was discussed by both the school and county boards and eventually a proposal was developed by the school division leadership.
The ribbon was cut by school and county board chairmen, JD Wright and Ken Peterson, both of whom joined Transportation Director, Betty Thurston, and superintendent, James Lane, in sharing comments during the ceremony.
I have to fight my emotions up here right now, “remarked Thurston as she briefly told the story of the transition. “We have waited a long, long time to be in a facility like this.” Thurston and others echoed Dr. Lane’s sentiments, giving tribute to the collaborate team approach that both she and Maintenance Supervisor, Sonny Turner, and orchestrated with their respective departments to realize the move during a busy opening of school.
The facility is beautiful, spacious, and professional – exactly what our excellent employees deserve. We look forward to many years of service to the division from this new location.