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Contractor chosen for Bluffton school project

BLUFFTON, SC (WTOC) -

The Beaufort County Board of Education hasvoted to proceed with contract negotiations with an architectural firm todesign two new schools.

One of the schools would serve grades Pre-Kthrough 8th, and the other would serve grades 9th through 12th. The reason for the project is to help alleviate overcrowdingin the fast-growing Bluffton community. 

The new Pre-kindergarten through 8th grade elementary school would be located on property that the district owns on DavisRoad near the intersection of the Bluffton Parkway and Highway 170. That school's enrollment would be 1,200students. 

A new high school on property the districtowns in the new Riverside area would serve grades 9th through 12th, and would have its own auditorium, sports teams and extracurricularprograms. That school's enrollment wouldbe 1,400 students. 

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