Clyburn Statement on Availability of Funds for New School in Denmark-Olar School District

Sep 7, 2016

Columbia, S.C. – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Office of Rural Development has announced approval of a direct loan through its community facilities program of $38 million for a new K-8 school, renovated high school, athletic facilities, and district administrative offices in Denmark, South Carolina to serve the Denmark-Olar School District (Bamberg School District 2).

In response to the above announcement Congressman Jim Clyburn released the following statement:

“At the request of officials and representatives of Denmark-Olar School District, I was pleased to work with USDA in support of their application.  Schools are the anchors of our communities and provide the foundation our children need to secure a productive future.”

Clyburn continued, “The state of disrepair in many of South Carolina’s rural schools has been well documented.  When completed, this facility will be a state of the art investment in Bamberg County’s children.”

The loan USDA is offering would be paid back over 40 years at 2.75 percent interest.

For more information, contact:

Michele J. Cardwell, USDA Rural Development, Community Programs Director, Acting State Director.

Phone: 803-253-3645

Dr. Thelma F. Sojourner, Denmark-Olar School District. Phone: 803-793-2032