School District Five trustees hold Board Workshop to discuss redistricting options, community events planned
IRMO - The Lexington-Richland School District Five Board of Trustees held a board workshop on Oct. 7 to preview a redistricting presentation that will be presented publicly at the school board meeting on Monday, Oct. 12.
When needed, School District Five trustees hold board workshops prior to school board meetings to provide training or discuss items that will be voted upon at upcoming board meetings. Presentations can be part of the workshop, and board workshops are open to the public.
Community input opportunities on proposed redistricting plans will be held prior to a final vote, to gain input from the community. Details regarding the community events will be announced during the Board meeting on Monday, Oct. 12.
“The purpose of the board workshop on Wednesday was to provide board members with an opportunity to ask questions and help them prepare for the board meeting on Monday, Oct. 12,” said Dr. Michael Harris, Chief Planning and Administrative Officer. “Redistricting is an important matter for our entire community. In addition to our board meetings, there will be opportunities for the public to provide input and get detailed information about the redistricting options.”
Engineering and planning firm Milone & MacBroom was approved by the Board in October 2019 to study capacity and growth in School District Five. The study by the company was prompted by growth in the Chapin area and a need to redistrict for the planned new elementary school in Chapin, but the firm’s study also examines capacity and growth across the district as part of that process. Any recommendations by Milone & MacBroom will be presented publicly to the School Board for implementation and approval.
During the Board’s workshop on Oct. 7, officials with Milone & MacBroom shared preliminary redistricting scenarios to balance “enrollments across all school buildings to ensure efficient and equitable use.” For recordings of board meetings and presentations, including the one presented at the Oct. 7 board workshop, visit: https://bit.ly/2ZeKp5F.