Wednesday, November 28, 2007

New Providence Elementary

Lexington South Carolina has been known for its excellent schools. With the residential growth in Lexington, the need for additional schools has increased. In response to this need, Lexington District One is getting a new elementary school for 2008. The school has been named New Providence Elementary and is currently under construction on Old Cherokee Road. According to a Lexington District One press release earlier this year, "The district has photographs and information about a school known as Providence School that existed in the early 1900s. Ruins of the old steps of Providence School can still be seen on the grounds of Providence Lutheran Church located on Old Chapin Road."

The new attendance lines for the New Providence Elementary and the other elementary schools in the district are currently being decided. The timeline for determining these new lines has been laid out by the school district:

  • A public presentation of the proposed attendance lines for New Providence Elementary has been scheduled for November 13th at the regularly scheduled Lexington One Board of Trustees meeting beginning at 7:30 p.m. Maps of the proposed attendance lines will be made available to the public at this time.
  • During the last week of November, parents and community members will have the opportunity to attend several more public meetings. Written comments from the public will be accepted during these meetings.
  • A final decision concerning the New Providence attendance lines will be made by the Lexington One School Board on December 11th. "

So not long at all after Pleasant Hill Elementary and Pleasant Hill Middle schools were built to accommodate the children of Lexington School District One, another new elementary school is on the horizon. New Providence Elementary should be a welcomed addition.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, so that's what those steps are from...the old school. I am excited about the new school. Thanks for the details.