Lexington One administrators to begin land negotiations, sell bonds

At its February 5 meeting, the Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees passed a motion that begins district administrators’ negotiations for the most advantageous land sites for a new elementary school in the Lexington area, a new elementary school in the White Knoll area and a new middle school that will relocate and replace the current Lexington Middle School.

The three construction projects are part of the district’s 2018–2023 five-year building plan.

The board also passed a motion to authorize the issuance of bonds from the same $365 million five-year building plan (2018–2023) approved by the voters on November 6. At that time, Lexington District One residents, with more than 56 percent of the vote, voted for and passed a five-year building plan that ensures the district can continue to offer our students the facilities they need now and in the future.

As a reminder, the building plan includes updated safety and security systems at all district schools and facilities; three new schools to replace old schools and increase student capacity; two new elementary schools needed to accommodate student growth; renovations, additions and/or upgrades to 14 elementary schools, five middle schools, five high schools, the district’s maintenance facility, technology center and community learning center; a new district transportation facility; and information technology equipment and furniture for Future Ready Classrooms at all schools.

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