Richland One; Richland Two: Lexington County School District One; Lexington Two; Lexington-Richland School District Five schools and offices will be closed Thurs. (Sept. 5) due to forecasts of high wind and gusts resulting from Hurricane Dorian.
A release from Dawn Kujawa, communications director for Lexington School district Two reads:
All afternoon and evening activities are cancelled for Thursday, including athletic events, extracurricular activities, after-school programs and adult education classes.
The decision to close schools was made after wind forecast discussions with weather officials, and county and state emergency management officials.
The latest National Weather Service forecast includes expected wind gusts at various times throughout the school day that will likely exceed safe school bus operation guidelines.
The safety of our students and employees is a top priority. The district expects to reopen schools and offices on Friday, September 6, but we will continue to monitor weather conditions and consult with local officials. Lexington Two families will receive updates by phone, email, and district and school websites and social media. Watch local media for storm-related updates as well.
Lexington Two will use this missed day for inclement weather as an eLearning make-up day this fall. Lexington Two families will be hearing more about how this make-up day will work in coming weeks.