In November, 2014, the Spartanburg District Five Schools Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve a large expansion to Byrnes High School. The $26.1 million project includes plans for renovation of existing portions of the school, as well as the construction of a new classroom wing at Byrnes. This new wing will accommodate future growth at the high school, increasing the capacity of the campus by several hundred students. Secondly, with the addition of the best technology and equipment, it will vastly improve the learning environment for students. Most importantly, the project will ensure additional security at Byrnes High School, re-routing transportation patterns to enclose the campus. A permanent relocation of the school's bus loop will increase safety for students and staff.