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Busy year of building for LCSD

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Focus on the Future

By Hannah Strong

Nearly a dozen Lancaster County School District construction projects are starting or wrapping up during 2018.
The new elementary school in the Panhandle is scheduled to be complete by the beginning of July. Attendance zones and the school’s name will be decided during the first few school board meetings of the year.
Buford’s multipurpose building is set to be finished by May.
Lancaster High’s multipurpose building and new administrative addition will be complete in July. The entrance of the school will be moved to Woodland Drive.
The new Indian Land High School construction will start in February. The school is scheduled to be complete by May 2020.
Construction on special projects around the county will also begin this year. Those schools are Kershaw, Heath Springs Indian Land, McDonald Green and Erwin elementaries and the Buford area schools.
The school district has no plans to start any new programs during 2018, but does anticipate working toward increasing the number of dual-credit courses and career and technology programs.
Dr. Jonathan Phipps, who is in his first year as LCSD superintendent, said the district is ready for the new year.
“We’re excited about the new year and all the great things completing the multipurpose centers and the new elementary school will make possible for our students and teachers,” he said. “We’re also looking forward to continuing our work to focus on literacy skills in our schools and partnering with businesses and colleges to help students be prepared for success after high school.”

Follow reporter Hannah Strong on Twitter @HannahLStrong or contact her at (803) 416-8416.