GILBERT, S.C. — Lexington County School District One has a new potential name for an elementary school being built in Gilbert.

The school will be built off Hwy. 1 near Rice Drive.

Lexington One says they talked to folks in the community and the district is now recommending the name Centerville Elementary School. The reason why is because of its historical significance.

In a press release, the school district says, “In the early 1900s nearby the site of the new school property, Centerville School was established. It began as a one-teacher school. Within a few years, a more modern two-teacher schoolhouse was built. In the year 2000, the original two-room schoolhouse became a residence. In fact, available maps and documents still refer to this area as the Centerville area.”

Right now the district is asking for your input on the new elementary school name.

“The Lexington District One board of trustees will continue to take input over the next several weeks regarding this recommendation,” said Lexington School District One. “Second reading and final action is expected to take place at the April 30, 2019 Board Meeting.”

If you would like to get in contact with board members for Lexington School District One, find out how here.

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