Opponents of plans to build three schools in the Spring Hill area launched a new effort Monday to press school officials to drop the plan.
The group, called Common Sense for District 5, is circulating petitions calling for the proposal to be cancelled.
It’s the latest challenge from residents of the rural area in northwest Richland County who are concerned new schools in the Lexington-Richland 5 district would bring in too much development.
School officials hope to open more classrooms by August 2013, saying they are necessary to ease overcrowding elsewhere and add space for expected growth.
Members of the new group include homeowners who fought a $243 million package of improvements and renovations approved by voters in 2008.