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      Horry County School Board talks new school designs

      On Monday, the Horry County School Board passed a motion to move forward in redesigning and constructing four county schools that have become old and overcrowded.

      North Myrtle Beach Elementary School and Midlands Elementary School in Galivants Ferry will get new additions, while Socastee Elementary and the Horry County Education Center will have new facilities built.

      The next step will be to move forward in identifying an architect to develop plans and get the construction started.

      At this time, what these schools will look like is unclear, but there are some designs that have gotten attention. However, School Board Member Harvey Eisner of District 1 said there is one design that members have considered.

      "I think the board is looking at two story buildings, which we haven't done in the past. The only two story buildings we have is an addition to Loris Elementary, and that's worked out very well," Eisner said.

      Many parents have been eager to see construction start, because the overcrowding issue in our county schools is just getting worse.

      "I think the community is interested on when we are going to move on these things, and we've finally made that initial step. And I'm very confident now that things will move along at a very rapid pace," Eisner said.

      Eisner told WPDE NewsChannel 15 no timeline has been established yet on when these projects will get underway.