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