Before you vote for the incumbents on the Lexington-Richland District 5 school board, I urge you to recall what happened when we passed a $250 million bond referendum to build and renovate schools: The board members went off the rails with our money.
They approved three football-only facilities, including a three-story monstrosity at Dutch Fork High they said was for classes. Ha. Then they approved the building of a fine arts center at Irmo High, complete with a $500,000 video and sound system. The last of the schools they approved, Chapin Middle, is already too small, and there is talk of adding another wing.
Think, before you automatically vote for the incumbents.