Spartanburg School District 2

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For Spartanburg School District 2, the development of a new Rite-Aid distribution center in their area signalled the beginning of rapid growth in their student population. With new housing developments springing up to accommodate the influx of new workers, district leadership quickly realized that they too needed to address their facilities in order to keep pace with that growth.

“Our fear was that when you start talking about facilities, particular groups, though small in number, might have a stronger voice with the board of administration. We wanted to make sure all of our stakeholders had the opportunity to have their thoughts considered,” says Scott Mercer, Spartanburg’s long-serving Superintendent of 11 years.

"Our fear was that when you start talking about facilities, particular groups, though small in number, might have a stronger voice with the board and administration. We wanted to make sure all of our stakeholders had the opportunity to have their thoughts considered."SCOTT MERCER, SUPERINTENDENT