When Lexington-Richland School District 5 Superintendent Dr. Christina Melton resigned during last week’s school board meeting the district  has been witnessing an outpouring of disbelief and blame pointed at the school board. Long time board member Ed White’s dramatic actions at the school board meeting may have been the catalyst that forced Dr. Christina Melton to resign. Just 20 minutes previousContinue Reading

Open Letter The Board of Trustees of District Five of Lexington and Richland Counties takes this opportunity to respond to what has been characterized by the media and others as it taking improper action in violation of the S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which is often referred to asContinue Reading

By Al Dozier In a surprise announcement Monday, Lexington-Richland District 5 Superintendent Christina Melton announced she is resigning, The announcement came during a board meeting in which she was recognized by the board for her selection as Superintendent of the Year for South Carolina. Her family was present as sheContinue Reading

By Al Dozier There’s too much bullying going on in Lexington-Richland District 5 schools. That was the message from some parents and students at Monday’s District 5 School Board meeting who spoke out during the public participation period. One parent said her daughter has constantly experienced bullying, which included gettingContinue Reading

One Lexington-Richland School District Five student was among the nine students who were graduated from a collaborative job-training program at Midlands Technical College (MTC) called Building Occupational Opportunities in the Midlands (BOOM). The graduates were honored during a graduation ceremony June 1. BOOM features high school students with disabilities fromContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five celebrated its sixth year of the student-initiative Project SEARCH, graduating students from the program at Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge. The five students graduating in the class of 2021 include: Keontre’ Dawson (Irmo High), Jedaiah Gillings (Dutch Fork High), Hannah Knight (Dutch Fork High), Jermaine Simmons (IrmoContinue Reading

By Al Dozier In-person graduation ceremonies will be held in a somewhat normal setting June 18 and June 19 at the four high schools in Lexington-Richland District 5. The district is asking graduates to limit the number of guests to no more than six, an increase from an earlier announcementContinue Reading