Board sees plans for new elementary school in Indian Land

     Plans for the new elementary school in Indian Land were presented to the Board of Trustees Feb. 2 during the Board/Superintendent Annual Planning meeting.

     ”The plans are based on a proven design that has been used in numbers of schools in North and South Carolina, but we’ve tweaked it to be sure it meets our needs,” superintendent Gene Moore said. “It’s a very attractive and functional design that we all can be proud of.”

     The plans feature an “old school house” look for the entrance, a gym and a K-1 wing, a 2-3 wing and a 4-5 wing.

     The school will be built with classrooms for 970 students, but because core facilities in the school will be built for 1,200, classrooms could be easily added, if needed.

     Bids on the school are due March 12, and the intent to award the contract will be announced March 20.

     The district hopes to hold a groundbreaking near the end of March or first week in April.

     Barring unforeseen problems, the district should be able to occupy the school in June 2014 and begin classes there in fall 2014.

     The budget for the school – including construction, land costs, required roadwork, furniture and technology – is $17.8 million dollars, and Moseley Architects, which is designing the school, believes the school will come in on budget.

     To see a rendering of the main entrance side of the school, click here (Main entrance view).

     To see an overhead view of the school, click here (Overhead view).

     To see floor plan for the school, click here (Floor plan).

     To see view from Harrisburg Road, click here (Harrisburg Road view).

     To see view from bus drop-off side of the school, click here ( Bus drop-off view).

     To see view from west side of the school, click here ( West view).