Teachers, students preparing to move as crews build new schools

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Two schools in Charleston County have seen their last days with teachers and students expected to move into brand new facilities in the future.

More than 1300 students will be moved to temporary schools by fall.

The students of Harbor View Elementary will go to school at Stiles Point Elementary School in the fall as construction crews build them a brand new school.

More than 70 teachers and faculty members will spend the next few weeks packing up. There are books, equipment and other items being boxed up for the move.

"It's emotional. We've been here for a while," said 5th grade teacher Nan Teseniar. "It's rewarding to be able to go to a new school temporarily and then come back to a brand new high tech sparkling place."

At the former Oakland Elementary school, crews are adding trailers to the front lawn in order to accommodate the students from Saint Andrews school for math and science.

After the buildings are prepped, teachers and staff will spend the summer moving into the temporary locations.

It will take the district two years to build the new Harbor View Elementary and Saint Andrews school of math and science.

Harbor View and Saint Andrews school buildings are both nearly 60 years old. Both schools will be torn down and rebuilt at their current locations.

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