CONWAY, SC (WMBF) - After falling short on their school construction budget, Horry County School Board members are now down to three options.
The steering committee will walk the board through the options Monday night during a specially-called meeting at district headquarters.
Additions to elementary schools will happen no matter what, but building four new middle schools is where the budget fell short.
The first option would keep the district within its $300+ million budget, but that option means they would have to cut back on square footage, which ultimately means in the future, schools could soon be right back at capacity.
"We have not approved how we are paying for it yet, other than to say we will not raise taxes. We are in a good enough shape where we could borrow the money ourselves and not have a referendum or a bond issue," Defeo added.
Once a decision is made, the board will inform the architects on which way to go. After that the construction bidding process will begin but the actual building won't start until 2015.