BCSD’s Office of Capital Projects supervises and directs the major capital construction and renovation projects for the school district’s facilities. As Berkeley County grows, our schools grow with it and serve the needs of our children.
Currently BCSD is working with multiple independent organizations to cultivate an overall comprehensive assessment of existing facilities, assets and needs.
Some of the 2017-18 Highlights
- Philip Simmons High School opened in August 2017.
- Work on Bowen’s Corner Elementary in Hanahan continued with the school scheduled to open in August 2018.
- Work on Foxbank Elementary in Moncks Corner continued with the school scheduled to open in August 2018.
- Berkeley Education Center renovations began with a completion goal of 2018.
- Roof modification projects were completed at Hanahan Middle, Berkeley High, St. Stephen Elementary, St. Stephen Middle and Goose Creek High.
The Office of Capital Projects is committed to:
- Mt. Holly Elementary HVAC modifications and window replacements - design completion currently slated for December 2018. Construction bids are tentatively scheduled for January 2019.
- Roof modification projects at Hanahan Middle, Berkeley High and Fishburne Educational Center.
- Facilities staff will begin executing the master facilities plan approved by the Berkeley County Board of Education in July 2018.
- Providing overall capital project management including budget, quality, schedule and scope.
- Coordinating individual building projects during the design, bid and construction phases in order to meet the requirements of BCSD.
- Collaborating with school and district staff to ensure designs create an amazing learning environment while keeping within budget,
- Inspecting and reviewing new construction work to ensure the work is completed efficiently, in compliance with plans and specifications, and well coordinated with the Facilities Department.
- Helping to ensure a smooth turnover of new facilities so that the new school staff, Facilities Department, and Technology Department can seamlessly operate and maintain.
- Ensuring student and staff safety at all times when construction occurs when school is in session.
BCSD board considering new proposals, maps for suggested attendance line changes; Additional meeting to be scheduled
Following meetings with community members, the board had an opportunity to review feedback on early proposals. That feedback prompted BCSD board members and administrators to consider additional options.
Community members and school stakeholders are encouraged to keep an eye out for upcoming community discussion dates. BCSD board members say community attendance and feedback at those meetings will be paramount.
Meeting on suggested attendance line changes scheduled for parents of Sangaree 8th-12th grade students
This second informal meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on January 31 at Sangaree Middle, and it will be specifically for the parents of highschoolers living in the Sangree area and enrolled at Cane Bay High, along with the parents of current 8th grade students at Sangaree Middle.
Suggested changes to school boundary lines for Cane Bay schools were mentioned during the quarterly update on the master facility and growth plan in December.
Experts agree there’s no sign of growth slowing any time soon, and data as of September/October showed a need for three new schools by 2023.