IRMO, S.C. — Lexington-Richland School District Five is one step closer to the construction of its new elementary school in Chapin. The Board of Trustees voted 6-1 on Monday, Sept. 9, on a measure which allows construction to commence on the elementary school on Amicks Ferry Road.
Back on July 17, 2017, the School District Five Board of Trustees approved the purchase of the land for the school on Amicks Ferry Road. Now, with the latest approval on Monday, contractors and designers expect work to begin on the site in the next few weeks.
“This passed Monday night we passed one of the amendments to our contract, which is the early site package," Chairman of the Board of Trustees Robert Gantt said, "So we are very close to breaking ground, turning dirt, and doing some things over the next three months that will save time and money on that project. It allows us to create parking lots, the footprint for the school and so forth of just starting that process.”
This will be the district's thirteenth elementary school and it is slated to open August 2021.