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School District Five superintendent earns high marks on evaluation

For Immediate Release – September 24, 2019



School District Five superintendent earns high marks on evaluation

IRMO – The Lexington-Richland School District Five Board of Trustees gave Superintendent Dr. Christina Melton high marks for her performance during an open evaluation on September 23.


Melton received an “excellent exceptional” evaluation in a unanimous vote by Board members.


Each Board member expressed their appreciation for Melton, touting her strong leadership and vision for the school district.  The 2018-2019 school year was Dr. Melton’s first year as superintendent.


“Congratulations on an extremely well done year one,” said Board Chairman Robert Gantt.  “We would like to think there are a lot of years to follow.  We appreciate your leadership in School District Five.”


Board member Ken Loveless added, “I think you have done an excellent job.  Everyone here knows how hard you work and we appreciate you for that and for reaching for the stars.  Not many people would take on a school district of this size in their first year and I want to say that we appreciate you.”


Board Vice Chairman Beth Hutchison added, “You are a very inclusive leader and very respectful of individuals and very quick to acknowledge the staff’s contributions and how they succeed in benefiting students in School District Five.  Thank you for everything you do and for the way you help your staff do such a great job as well.”


School District Five again achieved high accolades and honors in academics, the arts, athletics, leadership and community service during the 2018-2019 school year. The district’s SAT and ACT scores were again among the top in the state, and U.S. News & World Report ranked School District Five among the top in South Carolina for preparing students for college.  South Carolina Association of School Administrators (SCASA) recognized two schools in the district and one received the honor of Palmetto’s Finest.  School District Five also hosted the 2019 Inquiry Matters Conference and became the first-of-its kind Professional Development School District in partnership with the University of South Carolina.


Melton said, “I am so proud and privileged to work in this district and have the opportunity to work in this position.  For my success, it takes each and every person’s contributions so that we can be successful.  We as a staff and faculty contribute to the success of School District Five and that includes our community and our forward-thinking Board.  We don’t take excellence for granted and I can assure you we don’t stop here.”