WINNSBORO — Midlands STEM Institute’s (MSI) executive director Marie Milam and board members as well as community members and local state legislative delegation attended Wednesday’s ground breaking ceremony at 1403 Greenbrier Mossydale Road.
The $1.5 million renovation project is scheduled to begin on Monday (April 7) at the school’s 18-acre site.
Rich Morley from American Charter Development is the project’s developer. Hood Construction will be the contractor and David Anderson of JSD Architecture is the architect.
MSI board chairman Kevin Thomas said the process to open a charter school in Fairfield County started two years ago.
“When I began this journey to provide a tuition free public charter school, I never imagined how hard it would be, but I also never imagined how rewarding it would be,” Thomas noted.
Milam said the there has been a lot of hard work to get MSI to this point, but believes the efforts will pay dividends in the end.
“This is going to be a wonderful school that transforms Fairfield County,” she stated.
MSI plans to open Aug. 18 for the 2014 Fall semester.
For enrollment or more information visit www.midlandsstem.org or call 803-815-1524.
For a detailed article and more photos of this event, see the April 4 edition of The Herald Independent.