On August 10, 2021, school officials, community leaders, and building project managers convened at Batesburg-Leesville High School for a special groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the start of several new construction projects at the school.
The construction projects that are commencing at Batesburg-Leesville High School are part of the $65 million dollar bond referendum that was approved by voters in November 2020. Plans at the school include construction of a 20,000 square foot building addition at the front of the school that will house a new media center, band room, administration area, and chorus room in addition to providing a secure entrance canopy.
A 36,000 square foot Career and Technology Education wing is also slated to be built that will aid the school’s efforts to continue providing students with realistic training for jobs following graduation or post-secondary education. The building will accommodate technology/engineering programs, healthcare sciences, robotics, and the school’s advanced trade facilities.
In addition, a new competition gymnasium will be constructed at Batesburg-Leesville High School as part of the ongoing improvement projects. Other renovations to be completed at the school include a new roofing system, new HVAC system, expansion of the existing cafeteria, repurposing of the existing administration area, new flooring, new ceilings, new windows, a new band practice field, a new LED lighting system, a new fire alarm system, a new sprinkler system, and a new security system that includes cameras.