Officials from Lexington-Richland School District Five released an announcement on behalf of Superintendent Dr. Christina Melton Monday evening, following a school board meeting.
Melton said her message was bittersweet to write, due to her love for District Five. However, Melton announced her resignation from her position as superintendent and said her last day will be June 30. She thanked the Board of Trustees in her statement, along with the families, community, and students of the district.
"I am grateful to the staff of School District Five. I am convinced the brightest, most talented, capable and caring professionals are concentrated here in our district," she wrote.
She continued, mentioning the pride she has for Lex-Rich Five.
"We have rallied in times of crisis. We have been a voice for our children, our community and our profession. We have been tested and have proven to be resilient and student-centered. I leave this chapter knowing the people in place will continue exemplary work focusing upon our most important resource... our children," wrote Melton.
District officials said the Board plans to schedule a special-called meeting later this week to discuss selecting an interim superintendent.
Melton has been superintendent of District Five since 2017. She was just named SC Superintendent of the Year in May.
Read her full statement on the district's Facebook page.
Any additional details will be updated when received.