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Lexington School District Two announces start date, school changes for 2017/2018 school year

Cayce/West Columbia, SC (Paul Kirby) - Lexington School District Two has announced their start date for the upcoming school year. According to Dannette Bickley, the assistant to the administrator, students in that district will return to school for the 2017/18 school year on Thursday, August 17, 2017. They will be closed for both students and staff on Monday, August 21 due to the solar eclipse.

Lexington Two’s newest school, Cayce Elementary School, will be open for the 2017/18 school year. This facility will combine students from Davis Early Childhood Center for Technology and Taylor Elementary School at one campus. The new Cayce Elementary is located at 515 Bulldog Boulevard in the city of Cayce..

Bickley said that the administrative team for the new Cayce Elementary School will include Dr. Cecil McClary as principal and Ms. Elaine Lundy, Mr. Brad Siedschlag, and Ms. Vanessa Burgos-Kelly, as the assistant principals.

Bickley also said that due to the extensive school renovations going on at Saluda River Academy for the Arts, those students will be transferred to the vacated Taylor Elementary School for the upcoming year. That school is located at 103 Ann Lane, Cayce. Additionally, students from Springdale Elementary School will attend school at the vacated Davis Early Childhood Center for Technology, which is located at 2305 Frink Street in Cayce, for the 2017/18 school year.

Other new administrators in Lexington Two for the upcoming year are:

Ms. Cathy Jones-Stork, Coordinator of Language Arts

Ms. Carla Black, Facilitator of Student Services

Mr. Bill McPherson, director of maintenance and operations

Mr. Howard Coogler, director of capital projects

Ms. Alicia Dickerson, assistant principal​, Brookland-Cayce High School​

Mr. Brad Tillman, administrative assistant​, Brookland-Cayce High School​

Mrs. Mary Paige Damm, principal, Northside Middle School​

Mr. Stephen Sutusky, assistant principal​, Northside Middle School​

Since their capital projects bond referendum passed several years ago, Lexington School District Two has undertaken a number of extensive renovation and construction projects to improve their facilities. This includes the construction of several new schools.

These major changes and improvements will help to bring their facilities up to date. Many of the district’s building were first constructed over fifty years ago and simply couldn’t accommodate the needs of the modern student and teaching techniques. Many of the facilities were also becoming very expensive to maintain due to their age.

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