DD2 school board approves addition of new schools project to Nov. ballot

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (WCIV) -- The Dorchester County District Two school board voted unanimously{}Monday night to add a proposed bond referendum to the November ballot.

According to DD2 spokesperson, Pat Raynor, an attorney for the school district presented the board with two questions.

The first question would ask voters if they want to spend $179 million on school construction and major repairs. Included in the proposal, four new schools would be built, others would be expanded and schools would also see major capital repairs.

The second question would ask voters if they want to add $7.5 million to the project. This would include a new aquatics center that would be built in partnership with the Summerville Family YMCA.

The school district would build the aquatics center at the campus of one of the new schools included in the project. The YMCA would staff the facility and teach all the ids in the community how to swim.

The aquatics center would not be built as a standalone project under the proposal. It would be in addition to the school construction project.

Both of these referendums will be on the November ballot for residents to vote on.