Jan Hammond, Board Chair of Lexington-Richland School District Five, is retiring from the board of trustees at the end of her term in November. Her last school board meeting as Board Chair was on Monday, October 24. Mrs. Hammond has served in some capacity to the district since 1973 andContinue Reading

Here are the facts the public needs to know. This current School board has worked hard to ensure accountability and transparency to every taxpayer in a time in our country when every dollar counts. It is our students and teachers that are impacted by an economy suffering from inflation andContinue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five will hold the first of two district Magnet Fairs on Thursday, November 10, 2022, giving families in the district an opportunity to explore offerings at several of its schools. The in-person event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Center for AdvancedContinue Reading

The false accusations made by an opinion piece in the State paper must be corrected. David Thomas Bland published an opinion piece in which he compared our fine district to a Dumpster Fire, He even included a picture of a dumpster fire in Myrtle Beach to clarify his meaning. Mr.Continue Reading

Lexington-Richland School District Five’s Student Nutrition department is continuing to ensure no child goes hungry by offering a supper program to students within the district. The program is made possible through the district’s partnership with the Department of Social Services (DSS). The program will begin October 1 and will endContinue Reading

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