Lexington County School District Three administrators want staff and Panther families to know that Friday, March 5th will remain a regular school day.
In mid-February, the district notified employees and parents/guardians of the possibility of Friday, March 5th becoming an E-Learning Day for all students in the district pending lawmakers’ approval of teachers and school district staff being moved into Phase 1A of the state’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout. The plan was to partner with another local school district to have a vaccination clinic on March 5th for Lexington Three employees who wished to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. However, due to vaccine shipment issues and the proposed legislation being stalled at the South Carolina Statehouse, this is no longer a feasible option.
Teachers and support staff are currently included in the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control’s Phase 1B COVID-19 vaccination plan. DHEC officials testified on Tuesday, February 23rd during a state House of Representatives subcommittee meeting that they hope to begin transitioning into Phase 1B in the next two to three weeks.
While this would mean that teachers and support staff could receive a COVID-19 vaccination at any community vaccine provider, Lexington Three officials are still working with neighboring school districts to plan our own vaccination clinic. Should this become a reality, more information will be forthcoming.
Anyone with questions can contact their child’s school or the Lexington Three District Office.