The fifth middle school in the Fort Mill School District has a name – Pleasant Knoll Middle School.
During a work session Sept. 15, the Fort Mill School Board approved the name for a new, three-story school that will be built as part of the $226 million bond package approved by voters last spring. It’s slated to open in 2017.
Superintendent Chuck Epps said the name was appropriate given the school’s proximity to Pleasant Knoll Elementary School.
“The administration recommended the name of Pleasant Knoll Middle School as it made sense to stay within the same naming strategy with our other dual campuses,” said Kelly McKinney, media and communications officer for the Fort Mill School District.
The board also approved a $2,692,390 bid, which includes the base bid and utilities, to Barfield Grading Inc. in Fort Mill.
For high school No. 3, also funded by the bond package, the board awarded the architect contract to Jumper Carter Sease Architects, a firm based in Columbia.