- August 2005 – At a special called meeting, the board decided to ask voters to fund a $197.5 million facilities plan through a one-cent sales tax.
- Fall 2005 – The district held four areas meetings so that Pickens County voters could gain an understanding of the extensive facility needs.
- November 2005 – Voters turned down the referendum. Facility needs remained.
- Spring 2006 – Significant facility needs were discussed with the board during the superintendent’s interview process.
- Spring 2006 - The board continued to discuss comprehensive facilities with at least the possibility of getting the BJSCC project off the ground.
- June 2006 – Act 388 signed into legislation. The legislation removed property taxes for funding school operations. Debt service millage remained. The law also allowed IPP financing until 12/31/06.
- August 2006 – Mold, sewage, fire alarm and asbestos situations corrected as school began. A systemic assessment of district facilities initiated.
- Early Fall 2006 – Other school districts in the state shared IPP plans during superintendent networking sessions.
- Fall 2006 – Comprehensive assessment of facilities revealed significant safety and security issues. Information presented to the board.
- November 2006 – Board presented with IPP option, an option that would close on December 31.
- November 2006 – The board decided to enter into an IPP plan to fund $315 million in construction of facilities.