The proposed new Fort Mill School District elementary school, currently named ?Number 8?, received its first structure. The new sign was recently installed to mark the location of the new school.
The new school site on Gold Hill Drive is at the edge of Tega Cay?s city limits. Mayor George Sheppard in his Fourth of July address made the following statements about the new school;
Maybe you have or haven’t heard about the property that the FM School district just purchased on the other side of the Tega Cay sign (better known as the McCall property). The 27+/- acre property will have an elementary school for 1,100 students and for the first time in FM SD history it will be a partial 2 story building. We have had conversations about the districts interest in the property being annexed into the city generating utility revenue on property we will already be first responders to in the event of an emergency. This is Annexation that would add revenue without adding excessive burden.
In the July Fort Mill School District Meeting the following update was presented to the board about elementary school 8?s progress:
Elementary School #8
The anticipated bid date is August/September 2010; the anticipated completion date is March, 2012. The property has been acquired and we are now in full swing of the site adaption design. We have scheduled a design committee review of the new site concept on July 14th and once all comments/concerns are addressed, we will move into the design development phase of the project. Once the DD phase is complete, we will make a presentation to the school board and then finalize the schedule for bidding and construction. We anticipate that the presentation can be made in August. The current design includes space for a 1,000 student capacity and remains approximately $2,000,000 over budget. We are optimistic that the current bidding environment, in conjunction with increased competition, will aid in reducing the delta. We are also identifying alternates and value engineering items to assist in bringing the project back down to budget. Key issue is site adaption.
More school updates coming soon….
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