Construction bid at Sand Rock High School was approved at the Cherokee County School Board meeting on Wednesday. School Superintendent, Mike Welsh was ask by a local radio station WEIS about the total cost on this project and he replied, “With the alternate plan of taking out the lunchroom, it is going to be around $14 million dollars.”
Welsh went on to tell them that the construction project will be done in two phases. First, classrooms for grades 7-12 will be built. Then they will demolish the old building, including the old offices and library, allowing for the reconstruction of those facilities.
The remodeling of the lunchroom was added into the plans, but due to rising construction costs had to be cut. Welsh went on to say that they could revisit the lunchroom remodeling project again later, but right now, did not want to get the school system in a bind with all of the other responsibilities and projects they have going on.
Welsh expects construction to be underway beginning this summer and possibly completed by the 2023-24 school year.