A referendum for school improvements will be held Nov. 4 in Lexington 2.
School Board members agreed Thursday to ask voters to approve a package expected to mean higher taxes on homes, vehicles and businesses.
The makeup of the package and related tax hike is yet to be determined, with board members likely to take a few months to settle on those.
It’s the first package of improvements under consideration for Lexington 2 classrooms since 2002.
An advisory panel recommended two new elementary schools and extensive renovation of other facilities, a package whose preliminary price tag is $225 million.
It would take five years to build everything suggested, superintendent Venus Holland said.
Lexington 2 has 8,500 students in 16 schools – mostly built in the 1950s and 1960s – in Cayce, Pine Ridge, South Congaree, Springdale and West Columbia.
The school improvements plan could be one of two tax hikes that voters in those communities face this fall.
Lexington County officials are exploring a penny-on-the-dollar sales tax increase for road improvements and other projects.
Recommended school improvements under consideration include: