Clover school bond referendum does not pass-Statement from Superintendent

Posted September 19, 2021 7:26 pm | Filed under Featured, Local News, News

Clover voters went to the polls Saturday to vote on what was the biggest bond the school district has ever asked for – at just under $197 million.
The referendum was voted down by a margin of 70 to 30. The intent of the referendum was to pay for three new schools – one elementary, middle and high school. The bond would’ve set aside about $24 million to make renovations at Bethany Elementary and Clover High schools. In a statement by Clover Superintendent Sheila Quinn, she says the heart of the community remains strongly behind the supporting great schools. She adds that the leadership of the district will take the time to listen and get busy planning the next steps. The statement also says that the district wants a collaborative approach for the future of the schools. For the full statement by Dr.Quinn, see below:


“We appreciate our citizens for taking the time to make their voices heard. Regardless of the outcome, the heart of this community remains strongly behind supporting great schools. Throughout the campaign, the one thing we all agreed upon is that we are growing and we need a proactive plan for school capacity. The leadership of Clover School District is committed to working with our community to develop a plan we can all support. In the short run, we will take the time to listen and then we will get busy planning the next steps. Our students, staff, and families deserve a united and collaborative approach for our future schools.”
-Dr. Sheila Quinn