Dist. 2 board proposes plan to build new Boiling Springs HS

(WSPA)- The Board of Trustees at District two agreed unanimously on a plan to build a new Boiling Springs High School.

The long-term plan is to covert the current high school into the 9th grade campus, build the new school for 10th-12th grades, and upgrade the BSHS athletic facility.

The cost for the new BSHS is $95 million, renovation of the current BSHS is $19 million, and the athletic facility upgrades will cost $5 million, according to the release.

The district receives about $9.5 million in debt service funding that is dedicated to building projects and equipment. The board says it plans to use that money to make payments for the project. Payments will range between $7.5 and $8.8 million per year.

Since the plan requires long-term borrowing, it must have approval from District two’s stakeholders. The Board of Trustees approved a bond referendum question to be placed on the November 8th general election ballot that will ask voters permission to move forward.

Construction of the new BSHS would begin in the fall of 2017 and the school will be ready for the start of the 2019-2020 school year. Renovation of the current high school would begin in the fall of 2019 and 9th graders would begin the 2020-2021 school year there.


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