Berkeley unveils proposed attendance lines for new elementary school
About 125 families whose children could be among the first to attend a new elementary school in Berkeley County got a glimpse Monday at where the attendance lines may be drawn.
The Berkeley County School District held a meeting at Goose Creek Primary to unveil the attendance lines for a new elementary school that is planned for the Foster Creek-Tanner Plantation area, which is scheduled to open for the 2015-16 school year.
“This is our first ‘go’ at this, so it doesn’t mean it is final at this point,” said Deputy Superintendent Archie Franchini.
The district is negotiating with Charleston Water System for a 28-acre tract near Tanner Plantation and the Goose Creek Reservoir for the school, which is still being designed and has not been named.
One of the projects planned as a result of voters’ approval in November of $198 million Yes 4 Schools campaign, the school will ease overcrowding at Goose Creek Primary, Sedgefield Intermediate and Hanahan Elementary. The district plans to build four other new schools and renovate 29 existing schools over the next several years.
Franchini said officials looked for natural boundaries and considered bus routes and other factors when coming up with the proposal.
“We played around with it for a long time, but I think we have a good start.”
Nearly 20 people filled out suggestion cards after looking at the plans.
District officials will consider residents’ input before the Berkeley County School Board makes the final decision on where the lines will be drawn.
The proposed maps will be posted at bcsdschools.net.
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