Spartanburg (S.C.) School District 7 has withdrawn from a $200,000 agreement with the Country Club of Spartanburg to have Spartanburg High School golfers practice and play on the club’s course for the next two decades, says an article in the Greenville News.
The school district issued a release about the decision saying that the agreement has been put “on hold.” The agreement would have had the district pay the club $200,000 up front and another $5,000 per year for the use of the club’s facilities for up to 25 years.
Because the agreement was to have gone into effect this spring, the district has not paid any money to the club.
“I misunderstood, in light of this economic condition, how this agreement would be received by the public,” District 7 superintendent Thomas White said in the release. “I made a mistake in not anticipating this reaction, and I regret taking the board and members of the Country Club of Spartanburg down this path.”
With the agreement on hold, the district must now come up with a place for the Spartanburg boy’s golf teams to practice and play their matches this spring.
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