MONCKS CORNER, SC (Oct. 28, 2015)- The Berkeley County School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night, October 27, to approve the land acquisition contract for Tanner/Foster Creek Elementary School proposed by Hanahan City Council. The school is one of the projects funded by the 2012 referendum-approved bond. Tanner/Foster Creek Elementary School will hold up to 780 students and alleviate the growth concerns at Hanahan Elementary, Goose Creek Primary and Sedgefield Intermediate. The new school will be constructed on Williams Lane in the City of Hanahan.
“We are eager to begin entering into the construction planning phase for Tanner/Foster Creek Elementary”, said Interim District Superintendent, Dr. Mike Turner. “Berkeley County School Board and Hanahan City Council have worked very hard to reach an agreement that adheres to the referendum-approved bond and provides a school for the children of Hanahan. I appreciate everyone’s time and willingness to do what is best for BCSD students.”
The purchase of the land and future construction of the new school illustrates the great feats that can be realized when leaders in Berkeley County collaborate. The construction of Tanner/Foster Creek Elementary School will prove to be mutually beneficial for students and residents by alleviating overcrowding in schools and supporting continued growth in Hanahan and Goose Creek.
“”We are very excited that through collaborative efforts of city officials, school district representatives and citizen volunteers that we will soon have a new school facility to serve the residents of Hanahan and Berkeley County that addresses the growth needs of the county and allows children to attend community schools. This is a perfect location that is centered in a large and growing community and will be adjacent to a 50+ acre future park facility that will provide active and passive recreation opportunities for the entire Hanahan community and visitors from throughout the county and state,” stated Hanahan Mayor Minnie Newman. “On behalf of our city I’d like to thank everyone for their patience and for helping to provide this much needed school to meet the educational needs of our students and teachers. This is an example of what can be accomplished when Berkeley County leaders and citizens work together!”
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