Relocate, Rebuild, Return: Seismic Process
Community Engagement Meetings:
- Buist Academy: 6PM-7:30PM on Tuesday, November 9 at 75 Calhoun St.
- James Simons Elementary: 6PM-7:30PM on Wednesday, November 10 at Burke High School cafeteria, 244 President St.
- Memminger Elementary: 6PM-7:30PM on Tuesday, November 16 Memminger auditorium, 20 Beaufain St.
- Charleston Progressive Academy: 6PM-7:30PM on Wednesday, November 17 at 75 Calhoun St.
School-Specific Updates and Information:
- Buist Academy
- Charleston Progressive Academy
- James Simons Elementary
- Memminger School of Global Studies
- Sullivan's Island Elementary
Other General Relocate, Rebuild, Return Information:
- Relocate, Rebuild, Return Update to the Board- August 9, 2010
- May 10 County Board Update: Board returns to and approves April 26 recommendations--Buist to Wando South, Charleston Progressive to the Berry (formerly SOA) campus, James Simons and Memminger to Brentwood (where they will keep their identities), and Sullivan's Island to Whitesides. The Board has secured the money for the renovation and rebuilding of these schools, with a return to the peninsula in three years. Parent and faculty meetings are being scheduled. For more information, please see Dr. McGinley's report.
- May 4 Special- Called Board Meeting Update: Today, the County Board took
action to address seismic life safety issues by approving the following:
- Memminger temporarily relocated to the district-owned park in front of Mitchell (no earlier than January 2011).
- James Simons to the Marlowe campus--an open piece of land downtown, located near the Longborough subdivision (within James Simons's attendance zone) (no earlier than January 2011).
- Sullivan's Island Elementary to Whitesides (estimated August 2010).
- Regarding Buist and Charleston Progressive, the Board asked the district to look into the feasibility of demolishing Fraser and Archer to create mobile campuses for Buist and CPA, and to bring back this feasibility report (i.e. how much would it cost? how long would it take?) at this Monday's county board meeting.
- If on Monday the Board decides that it is NOT feasible to tear down Fraser and Archer for the temporary mobile relocation of Buist and Charleston Progressive, the Board approved: Charleston Progressive to the Berry campus; Buist to either Brentwood or Wando South; (In a second motion, the Board voted to ask Buist to decide between these two campuses within 30 days of this Monday's Board meeting (again, if neither the Fraser nor Archer campuses are viable)).
- More discussion about these options and related logistics will occur at the next board meeting (Monday, May 10).
- April 26 Board Meeting Recommendations:
Final Geotechnical Exploration Reports:
- Archer Elementary School
- Buist Academy
- Charleston Progressive
- Fraser Elementary School
- James Simons Elementary School
- Memminger Elementary School
Recommendations- Information Packet:
In the News:
2010 Parent Meeting Information:
Key Facts for Parents and Community Members:
Printable PDF* of the Flash Presentation Below:
- Seismic Report as
PDF (Pages 1-258: 33MB)
- General Project Overview (Pages 2-5: )
- Local Seismic Background (Pages 6-42: )
- Evaluation Procedures (Pages 43-56: )
- Specific School campus evaluations (Pages 57-251: 31MB)
* PDF format does not support embedded videos and animations
Recent News Coverage:
- Post and Courier Opinion: Haiti, Chile, and Charleston (3/2/10)
- Post and Courier: Earth-shaking Seismic Study (2/28/10)
- Post and Courier: Board Seems in Favor of Vacating Schools (2/27/10)
- Post and Courier: Quake Fears to Shutter Schools (2/26/10)
- Channel 4: School District Considers Shutting Schools Down (2/26/10)
- Channel 4: District Leaders Consider Relocating School due to Earthquake Study (2/25/10)
- Live 5: Study Sends Rumblings of Change Among Some Downtown Schools (2/25/10)