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Here's why your kids won't move into the new elementary school this year

Construction crews are renovating the old Myrtle Beach Middle School for use as an elementary school. File photo The Sun News
Construction crews are renovating the old Myrtle Beach Middle School for use as an elementary school. File photo The Sun News

Kids won't be attending the new Myrtle Beach elementary and primary schools until the 2019-20 school year due to concerns about a mid-winter move.

The Horry County School District was left with an empty facility after opening a replacement Myrtle Beach Middle School in January.

That old middle school is being reconfigured as an elementary school at a cost of $21 million, which will relieve overcrowding at the current primary school, which is at 107 percent capacity.

After the reconfiguration, the kids at the current primary school will move into the elementary school.

The school was scheduled to be ready for students next winter, but according to a Myrtle Beach Primary School Facebook post, a mid-winter move could be hard on teachers and students.

"After much discussion about the best interest of our students and staff, it was determined that even though the school will be ready next winter, a mid-year move would be extremely disruptive to elementary age students and their teachers," the post states.

Students will move into the new school in August 2019, according to the post.

Christian Boschult, 843-626-0218, @TSN_Christian

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