Article: Letter from Mr. Blackwood

Letter from Mr. Blackwood

D3 Family,  On August 16, 2021, our students will begin the 2021-2022 school year. We are certainly excited for our students and staff to experience the upgrades in their learning environments! Even with nationwide material shortages, we have completed major construction and capital projects at each location.   However, material and labor shortages in foam manufacturing, electronic manufacturing, and metal manufacturing mean that there are a few minor delays for a limited amount of smaller projects. For instance, Clifdale Middle has some temporary exterior signage for the time being. This will be finished within a matter of weeks. The lobby and collaborative space furniture and dry erase boards will arrive by the end of September.   At Pacolet Elementary, Cowpens Elementary, Cannons Elementary, and Broome High School, all new roofs, metal trim, intercom and other safety upgrades, interior walls and wiring, and upgraded technology have been completed. By the end of 2022, our 21st Century Learning Environments will be completely renovated at all locations!   To take a look at the schedule for the remaining projects, please go to