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Governor orders Lexington County schools to close

Hurricane evacuation traffic impact on county drives this decision.

LEXINGTON, S.C. — By order of Governor Henry McMaster, Lexington County School District One is canceling school tomorrow, Tuesday, September 11, 2018, for all students and staff in all Lexington District One attendance areas.

This cancellation remains in effect until rescinded by the governor.

The governor’s order means that the district cancels all daytime and evening meetings and events scheduled to take place at any Lexington District One school, performing arts center, field or facility. This includes all district programs, athletic practices or events, adult education classes, school or district-related meetings, events, or extra-curricular activities scheduled for tomorrow and as long as the order remains in place.

District officials will send parents, staff and students more information as we get it through SchoolMessenger, the district’s telephone calling system.

Parents can also get 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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