Residents of a neighborhood where Berkeley County School District wants to put a new elementary school agree a school is necessary. They just don’t want it near their houses.

“We realize that a school is needed in Hanahan,” said Al Calafiore, who said he paid a premium for his property in the Ibis Glade section of Tanner Plantation and was assured no one would build behind him on land owned by Charleston Water System.

Now the district is under contract to purchase 28 acres of that land, which borders the Goose Creek Reservoir, for a new elementary school as part of the $198 million building campaign.

Read more in upcoming editions of The Post and Courier.