BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Tuesday, the Berkeley County School District updated its progress on $198 million worth of school improvement projects.
Voters approved the bond issue to pay for the projects two years ago.
At the meeting in Goose Creek, the district reported that almost all of its projects are on budget and on schedule. It is working on nine different projects including five brand new schools.
The only project behind schedule is a renovation to Stratford High School which was delayed because of rain. Nexton Elementary will be the first new school completed when it's done in May.
The district said the projects are needed because of the growth of the country.
"Berkeley County School District is growing about a school a year," Connie Myers, the district's director of facilities said. "The last two years we've had over 900 students, and that's about how many an elementary school serves, so we're catching up and we're trying to step a little bit ahead of it, but it's tough to do that.
The last project on schedule for completion is Foxbank Elementary, which should be finished August 2018.