CHARLESTON \u2014 The legislative committee examining flood recovery is set to examine the reconstruction of schools destroyed in the 2016 flood.\r\n\u201cThe schools are still a major concern for both counties,\u201d said Sen. Greg Boso, R-Nicholas. \u201cGetting people back in those classrooms is of vital importance so the kids have what they need and that they have a school they can be proud of.\u201d\r\nSchool reconstruction will be one of the topics Monday for the Joint Legislative Committee on Flooding.\r\nThree officials from the state School Building Authority will testify before the legislative flood committee.\r\nThe 2016 flood destroyed Herbert Hoover High School and Clendenin Elementary in Kanawha County. In Nicholas County, Richwood High School, Richwood Middle School and Summersville Middle School were considered destroyed.\r\nNone have been rebuilt.\r\n\u201cObviously we want to make sure we\u2019re getting a clear understanding on what is happening with the schools in Nicholas County,\u201d Boso said. \u201cWe recognize that environmental studies are underway for all of the schools, whether it is in Nicholas or in Kanawha County.\r\n\u201cWe need to do what we have to do so in a timely fashion to get students back in the classroom, in a permanent facility rather than in a portable facility.\u201d\r\nNicholas County and state officials also have been working on plans to rebuild Richwood High and Middle at the current location of Cherry River Elementary, while rebuilding Summersville Middle and Nicholas County High, which continues to serve students, at Glade Creek Business Park.\r\nA land acquisition was approved last month for Herbert Hoover High.\r\n\u201cClendenin Elementary is just slightly ahead of schedule. Clendenin has wrapped up their environmental studies and will be moving into the community comment period,\u201d said Delegate Dean Jeffries, R-Kanawha.\r\n\u201cHoover is finishing up a fish and wildlife study. The study is clear. There shouldn\u2019t be any problems. It will be the last part of the environmental study for Hoover. It will move forward for the community comment phase as well.\u201d\r\nAnother topic for the committee will be the importance and condition of stream gauges. The discussion will be led by Jeremy White of the Virginia-West Virginia Water Science Center.\r\n\u201cOur stream gauges tell us what\u2019s going on on various streams around the state,\u201d Boso said. \u201cThe stream gauges provide real-time data to us to tell how we need to inform the public of the event that we\u2019re getting rapid rises on these streams in the event of a flash flood.\r\n\u201cAs far as information reporting is concerned, it\u2019s a first line of defense.\u201d\r\nOne of the members of the legislative flood committee, Sen. Craig Blair, recently suggested calling multiple witnesses on flood relief at once and having them testify as a group. Blair expressed frustration over the pace of housing relief.\r\n\u201cLine everybody up, have all the information in here, let\u2019s get to the bottom of it and make sure whoever is in charge is going to be getting the job done in an expedited fashion,\u201d said Blair, R-Berkeley.\r\nThat scenario isn\u2019t on the schedule to happen Monday, but legislative staff said it might happen this summer.