Superintendent briefs public on Hanahan school delays

  • Monday, September 1, 2014

File photo

Weeks after city of Hanahan officials made public comments at the Berkeley County School District school board meeting, the district’s superintendent took the lectern to provide insight into the search for a suitable location for a proposed elementary school in the Tanner Plantation area.

During Tuesday’s regular board meeting, Rodney Thompson said the search for a viable location has been difficult. Most of the options have been dismissed due to wetland permitting, size and access. He said the district still plans on opening the school in fall 2015, on schedule, and that the school could be built in less than 14 months.

“I feel confident that we will find a piece of property that will work,” Thompson said.

Thompson said the district is in negotiations now for a site, but if it falls through he said there are some temporary, stopgap measures to help crowding in Hanahan Elementary, Goose Creek Primary, and Sedgefield Intermediate. Those measures would include building new wings.

“It’s not a desired option but we have it on the backburner,” Thompson said.

Zoning with the city of Hanahan caused the rift between the two public agencies when the district apparently did not follow through with for rezoning of a tract known as the Bowen site and the request was denied. Thompson said further property considerations would require zoning to be the seller’s responsibility.

Comments

Notice about comments:

The Gazette is pleased to offer readers the enhanced ability to comment on stories. We expect our readers to engage in lively, yet civil discourse. We do not edit user submitted statements and we cannot promise that readers will not occasionally find offensive or inaccurate comments posted in the comments area. Responsibility for the statements posted lies with the person submitting the comment, not The Gazette.

If you find a comment that is objectionable, please click "report abuse" and we will review it for possible removal. Please be reminded, however, that in accordance with our Terms of Use and federal law, we are under no obligation to remove any third party comments posted on our website. Read our full terms and conditions.

Upcoming Events
Poll
 Latest News
Print Ads
Latest Videos
%]


The Gazette

© 2014 The Gazette an Evening Post Industries company. All Rights Reserved.

Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Parental Consent Form.