At the school board meeting September 28, the discussion agenda included the topic of District Construction. Mike Montgomery was asked to present the actual cost the district incurred to correct the construction deficiencies in the 2008 referendum projects. The only projects with problems were the renovation projects at Chapin HighContinue Reading

There are many good choices for the Lexington/Richland County School Board election. We are fortunate for that. Having researched the many new candidates there are three that bring a true collaborative, inclusiveness and passion to serve our community. Those candidates are Rebecca Hines, Catherine Huddle and Matt Hogan. The LexingtonContinue Reading

When each of us answers the key question: “What’s in it for my child?’ we have to be honest with ourselves. Not all graduates will be able to do computer work. That has been borne out most painfully with the pandemic. There are many service industries where the stay at home modelContinue Reading

On November 3rd there is an opportunity for the voters of Lexington/Richland School District 5 to make real change. Let me share with you the reasons I stand for change.   I am disappointed and dismayed at decisions that are made without the approval of the entire board. We are elected to beContinue Reading

During these uncertain times, the school dilemma is of great concern to many parents, teachers and students. Virtual learning presents difficulties for almost everyone. But attendance inside the school buildings is equally problematic due to fears about illness from the virus. We all feel for families trying to juggle jobs,Continue Reading

Doctors, nurses and healthcare providers across America have heroically risked their lives treating patients suffering from COVID-19. These healthcare heroes deserve support from our communities and lawmakers. But the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is scheduled to cut reimbursement rates in early 2021 that our doctors depend on.Continue Reading

Mr. Gantt says that the District 5 board needs to work together. Well, unfortunately, his idea of working together is everyone thinks and votes the way he wants. He asserts alot, but the wise people in the district will not believe it just because he says it’s so. I haveContinue Reading

Dear Editor, As Board chairman for School District Five of Lexington & Richland Counties, it is my responsibility to speak on behalf of the School Board. So, when an open letter authored by our Board member Ken Loveless was published and circulated to several media outlets, I knew it was important to correct theContinue Reading

Open Letter Dear Editor As we have started a new school year, it’s time to renew thoughts about safety for our most precious resource, the children of our community. With the condition of its older facilities in mind, the district last year ordered a facilities study done by M.B. KahnContinue Reading

Open Letter Dear Editor, I saw in the August 8 issue the district 5 board wants to hire consultants to plan for the future. Isn’t that why they were elected and are paid to do? Six years ago they gave themselves a big 156 percent raise and now they wantContinue Reading