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Lexington One’s 25,000 students begin school Monday


LEXINGTON, S.C. — More than 25,000 Lexington County School District One students come back to school on Monday, August 17, 2015, the first day of the 2015–2016 academic year.

They join the 3,700 employees who support 30 schools (17 elementary, seven middle, five high, one technology center) and an alternative learning program.

Schools begin as early as 7:30 a.m. Buses begin picking up students as early as 6 a.m.

For this reason, the district asks parents, staff and others traveling to schools or near school to keep a watchful eye out for children walking to and from school bus stops, children waiting for school buses at bus stops and excited children at school who may not be paying close attention to their surroundings and the traffic.

Use caution and be especially careful while driving through school zones. Traffic the first few days of school is much more congested than normal around schools, and you should expect longer lines and drop-off scenarios. The traffic usually levels off by the end of the week.