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On Tuesday, July 29th, the Batesburg-Leesville Marching Band will be featured on WLTX during the morning news show and then on Tuesday evening, from 5 to 8 p.m., members of the band will be at the Batesburg-Leesville Sonic as servers.  During the 5 to 8 p.m. period, a portion of all proceeds will be given to the band by Sonic to help with the cost of the band’s London trip.  Please support our band by going to Sonic on Tuesday evening between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.and make a purchase. All Lexington Three schools and offices will be open Monday through Thursday and closed on Friday beginning June 9 through August 8.  The schools and offices will be open to the public between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The normal day schedule will resume on Monday, August 11. Fee Collection/Schedule Pick Up day will be held on Monday, August 4 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at B-L High School.  All returning K4 through grade 12 students should come to pick up schedules and pay fees on this date. School will begin for all K4 through Grade 12 students on Monday, August 18.

Please view this page for current school closing information.

 

IN THE EVENT OF INCLEMENT WEATHER, PLEASE TURN YOUR TELEVISION TO EITHER WLTX-TV OR WIS-TV  OR RADIO TO WCOS-FM (97.5) FOR THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION ON DELAYS OR CLOSINGS OF SCHOOLS IN LEXINGTONCOUNTYSCHOOL DISTRICT THREE.

 

Procedures Used By the Superintendent for School Closures

  • Many time parents and members of the community ask me how and when does the school district make the decision to close schools due to bad weather.  This attachment is designed to give you an understanding of the decision making process.

  • If at all possible, when power is available at all schools and the main and secondary bus routes are safe, the District will operate its schools.  In the event of bad weather, if a delay of the start of school is possible to insure the operation of school, a two hour delay will be implemented.  Many times a two hour delay cannot be announced until 6:00 AM of the same morning of the closing because it will not be apparent until 5:00 AM whether or not buses and the schools can operate safely.
  • As soon as the Superintendent is aware that weather or operational conditions will prevent the normal operation of schools, notification of staff members, community members, parents, and students will be made as soon as possible.  If the weather is of such extreme nature that the Superintendent knows the day prior to the day of bad weather, notification of school closures will occur by no later than 6:00 PM that night.  Judy Turner Fox, the District Public Relations Officer, will notify district employees via e-mail and the public via the District’ Internet Web Site www.lex3.k12.sc.us , as well as media outlets (i.e. radio stations and television stations). 

  • When making the decision to close schools, the Superintendent will seek information from the National Weather Service, South Carolina Highway Patrol, the Midlands Area Superintendents, the District Maintenance Director, the District Bus Supervisor, and Principals.  The District Bus Supervisor and some Principals will inspect roads as early as 4:00 AM.  The Superintendent will receive information from the South Carolina Highway Patrol Dispatch Center on the condition of the roads by 4:30 AM.  In the event that schools are to be closed that day, the Superintendent will notify the District Public Relations Officer of the decision no later than 5:30 AM so that television and radio stations can announce his decision to the public as early as 6:00 AM.  Teachers and District Staff Members will be notified via a phone tree by District Office Staff members and Principals by no later than 6:00 AM.

  • On all days that schools are closed due to bad weather, after-school programs, athletic programs, extracurricular programs and adult education programs will not operate.  In addition, no community activities will be allowed to use Lexington District Three facilities.
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