Aiken County school leaders hosting town halls to share overcrowding study results


MONDAY: DEC. 4,2017 :

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF)- The Aiken County School district will host the last of its town hall meetings this week to discuss student overcrowding and rezoning.

Tonight’s meeting will be held at Ride Spring-Monetta Middle school at 6:30 pm.

AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) – Aiken County parents have a chance to hear how school leaders plan to resolve the overcrowding in the district.

A recommendation presented to the board of education suggest to overcome the crowded classrooms, Midland Valley High School should be expanded to make space for more classrooms and parking.

It was also recommended that upgrades are needed at Belvedere, Hammond Hill and Millbrook Elementary.

In the study it was recommended that an 85 acre parcel of land donated to the district, be the home of a new elementary and middle school in the North Augusta area.

The district plans to repurpose Byrd Learning Center back to its original purpose as an elementary school and relocate Adult Education, which is currently housed there, to the newly acquired former sire of Midland Valley Prep.

Town Hall Meeting Schedule: 

  • November 6: Leavelle McCampbell Middle 6:30 p.m.
  • November 7: South Aiken High 6:30 p.m.
  • November 16: Aiken High 6:30 p.m.
  • November 30: North Augusta High following One Cent Community Update Meeting 6:30 p.m.
  • December 4: Ridge Spring-Monetta Middle High 6:30 p.m.
  • December 5: Silver Bluff High School 6:30 p.m.

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