LEXINGTON, S.C. — A total of eight Lexington School District One Schools are now on e-learning due to a rise in COVID cases and the resulting quarantine or otherwise holding out of students.
The district confirmed Friday four more schools were added to the four which already where on remote instruction. The list includes the following schools:
- Centerville Elementary
- Gilbert Elementary
- Forts Pond Elementary
- Carolina Springs Elementary
- Carolina Springs Middle
- White Knoll Middle
- Pelion Middle
- Pleasant Hill Middle
They are all remote through September 10 and will return to in-person learning on September 13.
Lexington One Superintendent Dr. Gregory Little said the main issue is COVID’s effect on staffing and they don’t have adequate staffing to stay in-person due to quarantines.
As of late Friday, Lexington School District One's COVID-19 dashboard showed 713 active positive COVID cases among students and 85 among staff. A total of 5,960 Lexington One students were being excluded due to quarantine or other reasons, with 116 staff in that same status.
Lexington School District Two has had several schools move to remove, as as Batesburg-Leesville High in Lexington School District Three. Clarendon School District Two announced earlier this week it would move to remote next week when students return from the Labor Day holiday weekend.