Besides the two new Fort Mill School District elementary schools planned to open in the fall of 2009, the district is busy working on a plan to spend the money raised by the March 4th bond referendum that was passed. The Fort Mill School District is looking at the following areas for 3 new schools (2 elementary, 1 middle);
Possible Elementary School Locations:
- Massey home development area which is south west of Fort Mill.
- Tega Cay
- Sutton and I-77 near the planned York County Museum
Possible Middle School Location:
- An area near the southern part of the Springfield Parkway.
The district plans to finalize the sites and acquire the land for the 3 new schools by this June. By November 2008 a new “attendance plan”, I assume they mean redistricting, will be completed. The architectural firm has been identified to design the additional high school gym, new stadium, and the 3 new schools. The gym and stadium are planned for opening in the fall of 2009. The 3 new schools should open by 2011.
The State Education Department considers the Fort Mill School District to be the fastest growing school district in the state of South Carolina.