The long process of building new and renovating old schools in the district has finally come together, with Friday’s ceremonies bringing up the rear in a long awaited journey.
The ceremonies were both held on Chastain Road in Liberty on Friday. Both schools are scheduled to open in Aug. 2011.
“This development reinforces our strong commitment for quality education for our students, our community and our future,” said Superintendent Dr. Henry Hunt. “It reinforces our promise to you and to our community: ‘Building success beyond the classroom.’ A quality educational system lays the solid foundation for a strong future for our community.”
Chastain Road Elementary will be located at 940 Chastain Road in Liberty. It will be built on 84 acres of land and hold approximately 650 students.
The Career and Technology Center will be located at 990 Chastain Road in Liberty. It will be built on 84 acres and the core size of the school will be announced at a later date.
Thirteen elementary schools were renovated over the summer, and 11 of those schools had major renovations. Pickens, Daniel, Liberty and Easley High Schools will all be built brand new. The Career and Technology Center will also have a new building and location and two elementary schools, Dacusville Elementary and Chastain Elementary will be built.
For more information on the progress of the schools, visit www.pickens.k12.sc.us.