DCSD selects site for ‘Project A’

By Melissa Rollins, Editor, editor@newsandpress.net


After several hours-long executive sessions, the Darlington County School District made a motion Tuesday night to enter into a contract for property purchase. The board was mum on what ‘Project A’ is, though they have been in search of property on which to build a new school in both Lamar and Hartsville.

Boardmember Maureen Thomas made the motion and the vote was unanimous.

Audrey Childers, DCSD Public Information Officer, released a statement at the end of the meeting.

“Tonight the board voted to authorize the acting superintendent to enter into a contract to purchase property for Project A as discussed in tonight’s executive session, with a copy of the contract to be made available to the public in accordance with the SC Freedom of Information Act,” Childers said. “We will wait to release the transaction details, including seller’s name, property location, or the sales price, until the negotiations are completed and the deed is recorded. Releasing the information before then could impact ongoing negotiations. Once the deed is recorded, we will release the information as required by the SC Freedom of Information Act.”

The public has anxiously waited for information about where the new schools will be built. The only facility that will be built on an existing school site is the one in Darlington that will combine Cain Elementary School and Brunson-Dargan Elementary School.

Author: mrollins

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