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Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees, consisting of seven members, governs Lexington/Richland Five. All members of the Board of Trustees are required to be residents of the school district. Four members represent the portion of the school district located within Lexington County, and they are elected by the registered voters therein. Three of the trustees are required to be residents of the portion of the school district located within Richland County, and they are elected by the registered voters therein. Each trustee is elected to serve a four-year term. The Board conducts yearly elections during November to elect a Chairman, Vice-Chairman, and Secretary.
The District Five Board of Trustees is the District’s official policy-making entity. The Board formulates policies to enhance educational opportunities in the District by interpreting the needs and goals of the community. The Board also seeks to develop and maintain communication among the various constituencies served by the schools.
The Board of Trustees normally holds two regular monthly meetings, on the second and fourth Monday of each month in a school location during the school year. Meetings begin at 7 p.m. All meetings, including any committee meetings, are open to the public except those executive sessions allowed under the S. C. Freedom of Information Act. Community members are provided opportunities to voice opinions and ask questions at designated times during each board meeting. Notice of all meetings is given to the public, in advance, and any changes in this meeting schedule are announced through the news media.
All other District employees are responsible to the Superintendent and are employed by the Board upon the recommendation of the Superintendent.