Ninety Six voters will consider a ballot question on May 9th regarding the renovation of the old Ninety Six High School following unanimous School Board approval of a resolution at their February 14th meeting.
The resolution was presented after the Board and district leadership engaged in discussions and planning over the past year to renovate facilities at the old high school.
“After several months of discussions and planning, we are recommending renovating the old high school into a facility that can be utilized by our athletics, teachers, and district staff," said Superintendent Beth L. Taylor. "This Spring the community will have an opportunity to answer a question on the May 9th ballot and help us decide the future of this project."
The $15 million dollar renovation project will include (listed in order of project setup):
- Upgrades to both gymnasiums and locker rooms
- Expanded and upgraded space for the band program
- Upgraded maintenance shop
- Additional office spaces and a professional development room for district/staff trainings
- New practice field and parking lot
“I know "referendum" can have a bad connotation to it since it typically means taxes will be raised,” Director of Finance Andrew Macke stated. “However, the key factor for our referendum is that taxes should not increase. The debt should be paid off without having to raise the millage and increase taxes throughout the life of the bond.”
For more information, visit greenwood52.org/vote2023/. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this upcoming referendum, please contact us at (864) 543-3100 or [email protected].