WACH-Fox Meteorologist Josh Knight stopped by Ballentine Elementary School to talk to fourth graders about the weather. And it turned out to be a perfect day to talk about cold fronts and humidity.Continue Reading

A recently completed audit found years of lax oversight, misspending, policy violations and potential abuses in Lexington-Richland School District 5. The report by national auditing firm Jaramillo Accounting Group cited instances of non-competitive procurement practices, unusual invoices, the overpaying of vendors and “red flags” for fraud. Trustees sought the auditContinue Reading

District Five Foundation’s annual Fall Gala fundraiser, called an ‘Evening for Education’, will be presented on Thursday, October 6 at the River Center at Saluda Shoals. The program includes food and drinks by Dupre Catering and entertainment provided by the Carolina Jazz Xperience. There will be many items on displayContinue Reading

September 19, 2022 – Special-Called Board Meeting The purpose of this audit is to ensure confidence and trust with the taxpayers of District Five.  Being accountable and transparent is vital to moving forward. School Board members are called trustees for a reason.  We have two major responsibilities, to hire theContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five has named Shana Catoe as the new coordinator of Student Nutrition. Catoe currently serves as the director of Student Nutrition for Chester County School District. “I am extremely excited and grateful for the opportunity to join the School District Five of Lexington & Richland Counties staff,”Continue Reading

Twelve students from Lexington-Richland School District Five have been announced as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship program. These academically talented high school students from School District Five are represented in the nationwide pool of semifinalists which represents less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors. The number ofContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five received a gift of $14,849 from Publix to buy school supplies for students and classrooms. “This generous donation will allow us the opportunity to provide needed and necessary school supplies to our vulnerable students for a successful school year,” said School District Five’s Coordinator of ParentingContinue Reading

Three Lexington-Richland School District Five Schools have received grant awards from the South Carolina Department of Education Arts Curricular Innovation Grant program. The purpose of the 2022–23 Arts Curricular Innovation Grants (ACIG) is to assist schools and districts in developing and implementing arts initiatives that support quality arts education programsContinue Reading