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Lexington District One delays school opening by two hours

LEXINGTON, S.C. — As a precaution, Lexington County School District One will delay the opening of school Tuesday, September 12, 2017, by two hours for all staff and students in 4-yearold full-day kindergarten classes and 5-year-old kindergarten through grade 12 classes in all attendance areas.

Child development classes for 3-year-olds and 4-year-old half-day kindergarten classes will not meet. Parents of bus riders should expect delays and should remain patient.

Since Lexington District One double routes buses, bus drivers will pick up elementary school students and take them to school. Once they have delivered them safely, they will return to pick up middle and high school students.

In making this decision, district administrators closely collaborated with Lexington County Emergency Management Services who have, in turn, consulted with the National Weather Service, Highway Patrol and many other agencies. Road conditions and concern for the safety of our students, parents and employees as they commute to and from school drive this decision. As always, their safety is our highest priority.

District officials will keep parents, staff and students informed through SchoolMessenger Communicate, the district’s telephone calling system. Parents can also get further updates and information about school openings and closings in Lexington District One by following the district on Facebook or Twitter, checking the district’s website at, calling the district’s 24-hour recorded telephone message center at 803-821-1299, watching local television stations, listening to local radio stations or going to media websites.

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