School board approves design for new Sullivan's Island school

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Plans are moving forward to rebuild Sullivan's Island Elementary School after the original school was deemed unsafe in the event of a natural disaster.

The Charleston County School Board voted 8 to 1 Monday night to approve the school's architectural design. The vote means the school board can now enter a contract for services to complete the design.

Sullivan's Island Elementary School was one of five schools determined to be seismically unsafe. The school was torn down after officials said the original building could not withstand a strong earthquake.

Charleston County issued a penny sales tax in March 2011 to raise $450 million over a six-year span for a capital building plan. Money from the tax is being used to rebuild the seismically challenged schools.

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