CLOVER, S.C. – The Clover School District Board of Trustees voted to approve $6.4 million on several prioritized projects in the district’s capital improvement plan on Tuesday evening.
During the 2018-2019 year, the district conducted a long-range facility needs assessment which identified multiple capital projects to be completed over the next 2-3 years. The projects will not result in a tax increase to the residents of district two. The school board reduced the millage rate from 24 to 22 mills when it approved the 2019-2020 budget, saving the taxpayers over $700,000.
Prioritized projects include securing entrances at each school by adding double barriers to buildings that do not have that extra layer of security. The double barrier will include enclosures that allow the front office personnel to see who is entering and require visitors to be granted entrance electronically into the building. This project represents a continuation of ongoing safety priorities within the district.
The district will also begin replacing the aging HVAC units in several of the oldest buildings. Additionally, the district Auditorium, which hosts many school and community events, will have its aging lighting and sound system upgraded. These upgrades will allow the district to continue the performing arts series and school performances without significant interruptions.