Bond Updates

Conceptual Designs

Merriwether Elementary and Merriwether Elementary School Proposed Additions

MES/MMS Addition Proposal

Strom Thurmond High School and Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center


On Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, the ECSD Board of Trustees was presented the latest conceptual design for renovations and additions to Strom Thurmond High School and the Strom Thurmond Career & Technology Center.   Mr. Todd Sease from Jumper Carter Sease Architects and Mr. Blake Stancil and Stephanie Morgan from Thompson Turner Construction were on hand to provide updates on these designs.  Please see the following attachments for images of the renovations and additions that show the improved traffic patterns; new gymnasium and auditorium; Career, Technology and Science wing; Agricultural Building; and secure entrances:

PDF of STHS and STCTC Updates

Link to Flythrough of STHS and STCTC

Previous Posts

Please click one of the links for detailed information and pictures of school updates.

PDF of School Updates

PDF of STHS and STCTC Updates

Edgefield County Schools Bond Progressing on Schedule

During the past ten months, architects and engineers have worked diligently to plan and begin the work detailed in the bond referendum passed by Edgefield County voters in November of 2018. “A tremendous amount of planning has gone into this project and we are on schedule” said David Fallaw, Edgefield County Schools Assistant Superintendent. The entire project is projected to be completed within two to three years. “The contractors had to have blueprints before starting a project of this magnitude. All projects are on time and within the overall budget at this point,” explained Dr. Kevin O’Gorman, Superintendent.

The bond provides for security upgrades and expansions at Merriwether Elementary School, Merriwether Middle School, and Strom Thurmond Career and Technology Center and new construction of an auditorium, gymnasium, and practice track at Strom Thurmond High School. “After looking at the cost involved in the practice tract, we made the decision to delay its construction until other projects started. That saved the district funding because the construction supervisors would already be on site,” said James Courtney, Director of Facilities. In addition, Douglas Elementary School, Johnston Elementary School, W.E. Parker Elementary School, JET Middle School, and Strom Thurmond High School are getting security upgrades and renovations. “We want the public to know the renovations and construction are being done in phases. While they may not see ground breaking at this point, it is panned and will happen according to planned phases schedule,” added Courtney.

“The district received a great percentage rate on the bonds we sold,” said Fallaw. The district received a lower than expected interest rate due to the districts and the school boards fiscal management in the past several years.

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