Orangeburg County School District receives $190M bond referendum

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Updated: Nov. 9, 2022 at 8:05 PM EST
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ORANGEBURG, S.C. (WIS) - The Orangeburg County School District is receiving a 190M bond referendum after many residents voted in favor of it in Tuesday’s election.

“It’s everybody’s responsibility to ensure our kids have a high-quality educational experience. Whether they’re at the store, or in the classroom, whether they’re at home, or at a community event. We want to make sure those values and expectations are extended beyond the classroom,” said OCSD Superintendent Dr. Shawn Foster.

The funds will go towards the construction and maintenance of half a dozen schools in the district.

Also, the projects will include fine arts facilities and playgrounds and include the construction of athletic facilities.

According to Foster, the goal is to use the funds to enhance the educational experience of Orangeburg students.

The district said it plans to begin on many of the projects as early as February 2023 and have all the upgrades to be completed by 2025.

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