Sunday, October 4, 2015
Lexington One cancels school for Monday, Oct. 5, 2015
LEXINGTON, S.C. — On the recommendation of Lexington County and Lexington County Emergency Preparedness officials and as a precaution due to serious road conditions, Lexington County School District One is canceling school tomorrow, Monday, October 5, 2015, for all students and employees.
All Monday after-school programs, athletic practices or events, adult education classes, other school or district-related meetings, events or extra-curricular activities scheduled for after school or evening are also canceled.
Lexington One has more than 25,000 students who would be on the road. Serious road conditions and concern for the safety of our students, staff, parents and bus drivers and more than 14,900 daily bus riders as they commute to and from school drives this decision. As always, our students’ safety is our highest priority.
According to county officials, there are approximately 675 miles of dirt roads in Lexington County.
The majority of those are in the southern portion of the county, which makes up a large portion of the Lexington One attendance area.
District officials will keep parents, staff and students informed by using SchoolMessenger to get emergency and other messages out quickly by telephone. Parents can also get information about school openings and closings in Lexington One by watching local television stations, going to media websites, listening to local radio stations, checking the district’s website at www.lexington1.net or by calling the district’s 24-hour recorded telephone message center at 803-821-1299.