Lexington-Richland School District Five superintendent, Dr. Christina Melton announced the transition for in-person students from a hybrid schedule to a four-day in-person instructional schedule Monday.
The transition will occur in three phases beginning with 4K through second grade students attending school four days a week starting Oct. 5.
Students in third through sixth grade will begin attending school four days a week on Oct. 19, and seventh through twelfth grade students will being their four-day weeks in school beginning Nov. 9.
Wednesdays will continue to be a distance learning day for students who attend school in-person. The district’s Flexible Innovative Virtual Education (FIVE) virtual program will continue during all in-person learning models.
“I regret that our community is so divided and our emotions are so high, but I don’t regret our compassion and care about the children and I don’t regret my focus on the staff,” Melton said, during the board meeting. “This has been divisive for our community in many ways. All that helps us make sure we are student-centered and staff-supported.”
All four-year-old preschool programs will return to a full day program on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Three-year-old programs will continue with half day programming.
Additional information and details are available on the district’s website.