School officials lay ceremonial block at Daniel

CENTRAL — Officials from the School District of Pickens County celebrated a milestone last Friday in Central as the ceremonial first block was laid on the new Daniel High School site, the final building project to officially get under way on the district’s $365 million facilities plan.

Former trustees June Hay and B.J. Skelton, along with current member Herbert Cooper, represented the school district board of trustees at the event, joining with SDPC superintendent Henry Hunt and Daniel principal Sharon Huff to lay the first blocks.

DHS faculty members Gary DuBose, Dusty Oates and Pat Welsh also took part in the event.
“The first block event at Daniel marked another significant step in our Building Futures facilities program,” Hunt said. “Ceremonial first blocks have now been laid for all seven new schools, and excitement is building as we look forward to moving into these beautiful schools.”

The new Daniel High is being built on the school’s current site and is scheduled to open in August 2012.
Construction is under way at numerous school sites around the county as part of the district’s building plan. In addition to Friday’s event at Daniel, ceremonial block layings have been completed at Chastain Road Elementary in Liberty, Dacusville Elementary, Easley High, Liberty High, Pickens High and the new Pickens County Career and Technology Center.

For more information about school site plans, schematics, fact tables and floor plans, as well as slideshows of work in progress, visit SDPC’s Building Futures website at