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Lexington District One continues Beechwood Middle zoning process

LEXINGTON, S.C. — At the February 19, 2019 regular monthly meeting of the Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees, the board heard the second reading of recommended and revised attendance lines for Beechwood Middle School. Beechwood Middle, which is located at 340 Highway 378, will open in August of 2019 for the coming school year. The revised attendance zone for Beechwood Middle School would alter the attendance lines of Lexington Middle and Pleasant Hill Middle schools.

After receiving feedback from parents and community, district administrators recommended postponing redrawing the Meadow Glen Middle attendance zone until 2021, when a new Lexington Middle School will open in a different location. As a result, the attendance zone for Beechwood Middle does not change the attendance zone of Meadow Glen Middle as presented in the first reading. In the proposal, the district will allow rising eighth-graders, designated to change middle schools next year due to rezoning, the opportunity to stay at their current school for their final year at the school as long as their parents provide transportation.

The proposed lines help alleviate overcrowding at Lexington Middle and Pleasant Hill Middle schools and efficiently use facilities, minimize the division of subdivisions, consider balance for student diversity, allow future student growth in permanent facilities, consider transportation patterns for safe and efficient student transportation, and utilize natural and major road boundaries where possible. Additionally, the proposed lines create true high school feeder patterns. Beechwood Middle and Pleasant Hill Middle feed students to Lexington High School, while Lexington Middle and Meadow Glen Middle feed students to River Bluff High School.

The Lexington District One Board of Trustees will hold a third reading of the zoning plan at the March 19, 2019 Board Meeting. Parents can also keep up with information about the rezoning process online at this LINK.

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