By Al Dozier Will interim Superintendent Akil Ross eventually become the permanent leader of the Lexington-Richland District 5? It’s a question many are raising as the school board begins a search for a new leader.Asked by the Irmo News if he would take the permanent post, Ross said: “I wouldContinue Reading

Open Letter As Chair of the Lexington/Richland District 5 School Board, I want to assure our community that District 5 is moving forward. We will be concentrating on the well-being of all our students. We will seek, and encourage, teacher input as we set our goals and vision for theContinue Reading

Two Dutch Fork High School students in the German language program have been selected as international exchange students to Germany. Li Ward, a student in the AP German class, is a 2021 graduate of Dutch Fork High School and has been selected to participate in the American Scandinavian Student Exchange.Continue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five’s 2021 graduates earned more than $217 million in scholarships this school year. The awards for students from Chapin High, Dutch Fork High, Irmo High and Spring Hill High schools include both academic and athletic scholarships. More than 1,200 School District Five students were graduated during ceremoniesContinue Reading

By Al Dozier Former school board member Ed White was censured by his colleagues on the Lexington Richland District Five School Board at Monday’s board meeting. The school board voted 4-2 to censure White for allegedly violating district policy by making public statements relating to executive session discussions In hisContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five has been recognized as a National Board Accomplished District by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, a national nonprofit organization that certifies teachers based on a rigorous set of evaluations and standards. The National Board Accomplished District program was unveiled in 2019 and included 81Continue Reading

By Al Dozier The Lexington-Richland District Five school board Tuesday named Dr. Akil Ross interim superintendent as controversy continued to swirl around the sudden departure of former Superintendent Christina Melton. Ross is a former Chapin High School Principal who was named National Principal of the Year in 2018. He servedContinue Reading

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