GSA l Business Report
October 3, 2016
More than $6 million in tax-exempt financing has been used to build a new, permanent school building for the Greer Middle College Charter High School in Taylors.
This is an overhead shot of the current Greer Middle College Charter High School campus. The school is using JEDA financing to build a new, permanent location in Taylors. (Photo provided)
The financing – totaling $6,558,000 – was provided by the South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority and was used to replace 29 portable units the school was using prior to the construction. The new building is located on the Taylors campus of Greenville Technical College, according to a news release.
“We opened in 2008 and have added grades and students each year,” said Jimmy Armstrong, principal of Greer Middle College Charter School, in the release. “Now, thanks to JEDA bond funding, we’re going to be able to give these promising young learners a school facility they and the whole community can be proud of.”
The school has a staff of 137 and enrollment of 440 in grades 9-12. The new building will cover two stories and be 46,000 square feet. It includes 26 classrooms, three science labs and two learning commons areas. Construction of the new facility is expected to be complete in 2017.
Greer Middle College Charter High School is already a success story and we’re happy to have played a role in its bright future,” said Harry A. Huntley, executive director of JEDA in Columbia.
Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd PA in Greenville served as bond counsel on the project.