On Tuesday during its May 21, 2019 Board Meeting and in accordance with board policy, the Lexington County School District One Board of Trustees accepted the administration’s recommendation to amend an option agreement for the purpose of relocating Lexington Middle School. The amendment to the option agreement establishes a purchase price of $1,594,575.00 ($47,500 per acre).
The board took action after the district received final appraisals and completed price negotiations. The option agreement is for the purchase of 23.57 acres of property known as TMS # 004300-04-016 and 10 acres of property known as TMS # 004300-04-075 located on Old Cherokee Road.
Approved by the voters as part of the district’s Nov. 6, 2018 $365 million five-year building plan (2018–2023), the relocation of Lexington Middle School ensures that the district can continue to offer its students the facilities they need now and in the future.
Since the district understands that Lexington District One residents want to keep up with the progress of the building plan, the district developed a webpage to do just that. This site enables residents to see what is currently happening at their child’s school and includes “before” photographs, the current phase taking place, photographs of that progress, etc.