PICKENS COUNTY – The School District of Pickens County (SDPC) has announced that the much anticipated and hotly contested vote to consolidate three local elementary school has been postponed until Feb. 22.
According to SDPC information specialist John Eby, the vote, originally planned for Feb. 15, was delayed to allow the board of trustee members time to “weigh and consider the input they have received.”
“The school board has heard the concerns from parents, principals and community leaders,” said Eby in a released statement.
Under the new proposal, A.R. Lewis Elementary School, Holly Springs Elementary School and Ambler Elementary School would be closed.
Hagood Elementary, once under threat of closing itself, would remain open to host grades K-2 with grades 3-5 attending Pickens Elementary. Students from Holly Springs and AR Lewis would accompany them.
Students from Ambler would instead go to Dacusville Elementary, which would host grades K-4 and Dacusville Middle School for grades 5-8.
The location of the February 22 meeting has not yet been determined.
Reach Kasie Strickland at 864-855-0355.