It’s been six months since voters in Dorchester School District 2 and Berkeley County approved tax increases to fund building projects.

Officials in both districts cited overcrowding, safety issues and lack of academic opportunities when trying to sell voters on tax hikes that would be the result of passing the Yes 4 Schools bond referendums.

So far, neither district has put shovel to dirt, and voters have seen little progress toward the new schools and renovations they were promised.

That does not mean nothing is going on, though.

Officials in both districts have been busy behind the scenes, hiring construction managers, engineers and architects, finding locations for the new schools and applying for permits and so forth.