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Charleston Day School Renovates and Expands using JEDA Bond Financing

Charleston Day SchoolCHARLESTON, S.C. — Bond financing facilitated by the South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority (JEDA) will help Charleston Day School expand its facilities in historic downtown Charleston.

An economic development revenue bond of $4.2 million will be used to meet a series of needs, including the construction of the approximately 13,000 sq. ft. Library, Science and Technology Center. Charleston Day School is a private, co-educational, non-sectarian school, which currently serves more than 200 students in grades 1 through 8.

The bond issuance will help maintain 38 existing jobs and create nine new jobs once the project at the school is complete. Charleston Day School was founded in 1937 in a carriage house on South Battery Street and today its campus is located on Archdale Street in the heart of historic Charleston.

“As we prepare for our 75th anniversary, Charleston Day School is educating more children than ever before. As a result, it became essential that we expand our facilities, and JEDA bond financing proved crucial in making that possible,” said Brendan J. O’Shea, Headmaster of Charleston Day School.

“Charleston Day School has been a vital part of our community for more than 70 years. By partnering with JEDA, Charleston Day School secured tax-exempt financing which will allow it to direct its resources to its core programs in the years to come,” said Bond Counsel Jeremy Cook, a Shareholder of Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd, P.A., in Charleston.

“Enabling educational institutions to transform themselves to meet the needs of our future generations is an especially good use of JEDA bond funding. This is a great project and we’re pleased we could help with its financing,” said Harry Huntley, Executive Director of JEDA in Columbia.