Tifani Moore claimed victory in a special election held October 12 to fill a vacant seat on Lexington-Richland School District Five’s board. Moore led with 56 percent of the vote to 37 percent for Haley Griggs, and seven percent for Jeff Herring. The seat was left open when former boardContinue Reading

1. Haley knows that our district has spent millions building a new high school will low enrollment and buying properties we don’t need, while our older schools need millions in repairs. Her opponent is supported by the leaders and developers who made those decisions. (See “Fiscal Responsibility” at https://www.haleygriggsford5.com/issues 2.Continue Reading

In the Spring of 2020, like many in our district, I took interest in the district’s operations. Having two kids at two separate Irmo schools in sore need of $28 million dollars in repairs each appalled me. Our board of trustees at that time focused more on building beautiful, newContinue Reading

By Al Dozier Three candidates are seeking a seat on the Lexington-Richland School District 5 school board in a special election scheduled for Oct. 12. Nurse practitioner Haley Griggs, financial consultant Jeff Herring, and Dutch Fork Middle School improvement council member Tifani Moore are in the race for the RichlandContinue Reading

By Al Dozier Students in Lexington-Richland District 5 will no longer be required to wear face masks in school. In response to increasing pressure from parents throughout the district, the board voted to drop the mask requirement beginning May 10. Students will still have the option to wear masks ifContinue Reading

By Al Dozier It took three school closings, numerous classroom staff absences, widespread protests and two special-called board meetings before Lexington-Richland District 5 finally decided on a scaled-down reentry plan to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Students in grades 7-12 were officially scheduled to temporarily return to a two-day perContinue Reading

By Al Dozier A new school board with a different perspective took office in Lexington-Richland District 5 Monday after voters earlier this month voted out two incumbents and elected three newcomers. The board was often divided by a 4-3 vote in meetings frequently marked by disagreement. But Monday’s actions showedContinue Reading

By Al Dozier The Lexington-Richland District 5 School Board Monday considered changes in daily school operations in an effort to adapt to the coronavirus threat as schools prepare to reopen. The district announced July 23 it will be offering a temporary “hybrid” model when schools open, which provides a blendContinue Reading