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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Endangered: Bishopville High School

Fiduciary Responsibility

Bishopville High School was built with taxpayer money. From year 1937 until the school district closed the doors in 2000 when the new high school was completed south of Bishopville, it was taxpayer money that kept the school in operation for 63 years.

To the best of my knowledge very little money has been offered up by school district trustees to protect this once valuable commodity to the community. The way I see it, the school board has a fiduciary responsibility to the citizens of Lee County to protect all its property from unnecessary devaluation. Allowing this historically significant building to decay through indifference should not be acceptable. Funding must be found to mothball the building protecting it from further deterioration until a viable reuse of the facility can be found.Read the entire article

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Saving an old building when funds are desperately needed to actually educate living children is a waste. I respect that the old school evokes fond memories, but those who miss their youth should either buy it or get out of the way. The TAXPAYERS don't have a duty to invest money to save an obsolete, energy inefficient structure no one actually needs.
Want Bishopville to improve? Help the children instead.