DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) — Doors open today for students at three new elementary schools in Dorchester County District 2: Alston Bailey, Sand Hill, and Doctor Eugine Sires.
Alston Bailey is located off West 5th North Street near Alston Middle School. It will begin this year with 831 students. Sand Hill is located outside the new Summers Corner Community off Highway 61. The school is beginning with 85 students. Doctor Eugene Sires is located on Miles Jamison Road next to the Coastal Center. Sires starts off the school year with 633 students.
Dorchester District 2 Superintendent Joe Pye says overcrowding was the driving factor behind the new schools.