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School District Five announces virtual community events on redistricting

For Immediate Release – November 17, 2020

 

 

School District Five announces virtual community events on redistricting

IRMO – Lexington-Richland School District Five will hold two virtual community events to answer questions on redistricting and get feedback from the community.

 

The first event was held held Thursday, Nov. 19 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. The event included live video featuring experts from Milone & MacBroom, the firm studying capacity and growth in the district. Questions can be submitted before the event or live during the event, using a Google form. Any questions not answered will be retained and answered at the second event, via the district’s redistricting email address (redistricting@lexrich5.org) or via our FAQ web page.

 

The second event will be a Dec. 3 Lunch & Learn from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m.  Like the first event, there will be live video responses to questions. Members of the public can join the virtual public events at the following link: https://lexrich5.rev.vbrick.com/#/webcasts/forum. Questions can be submitted, using the following link: https://forms.gle/jowkm7ndVjtJazMW6

 

Thursday, Nov. 19 Virtual Community Event

 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. 

 

Thursday, Dec. 3 Virtual Lunch & Learn

12 noon - 1:30 p.m.

 

Community Event Link (both events): https://lexrich5.rev.vbrick.com/#/webcasts/forum

Submit Questions (both events): https://forms.gle/jowkm7ndVjtJazMW6

 

“Though COVID-19 has impacted our plans for in-person community events, we remain committed to sharing information and answering questions through online tools,” said Superintendent Dr. Christina Melton. “We welcome the input of our community and look forward to hearing from them through these two events.”  

 

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 an October board meeting, officials with Milone & MacBroom shared preliminary redistricting scenarios to balance “enrollments across all school buildings to ensure efficient and equitable use.” The firm also announced a new interactive map, which can be utilized in addition to surveys, a web page and a dedicated email address which were launched this summer.  

 

View the online map: www.lexrich5.org/redistrictingmap. Review background information and see presentations on redistricting at www.lexrich5.org/redistricting. Send questions or comments regarding the redistricting scenarios to redistricting@lexrich5.org.