Lexington Three awarded $1.16 million for facility upgrades
Batesburg-Leesville, SC - Lexington County School District Three has been awarded $1,163,101 by the State Board of Education to fund renovations on the district’s current facilities. Dr. Randall Gary, Superintendent of Lexington Three, announced that the district would be receiving these funds during the November 14th meeting of the Lexington Three Board of Trustees.
The money is part of $55.8 million that was made available by the SC General Assembly to fund school facility upgrades for any district that is a plaintiff in the Abbeville lawsuit or districts with a poverty index of eighty percent or higher. While Lexington Three is not a plaintiff in the Abbeville lawsuit, the district does meet the poverty index requirement to receive the funding. Forty-seven other districts across the state were also eligible based upon the funding mandates.
Prior to knowledge of receiving this money, Lexington Three had already outlined a plan to replace the roof at either B-L Elementary School or B-L Middle School during the summer of 2018. With this additional funding, however, administrators hope to be able to make the necessary improvements at both schools.