Congratulations to the Junior High Academic Challenge teams for placing 2nd and 4th in their recent tournament! 2nd Place: Jacob H., Alex M., Jennifer C., Grant M., Ava G., Chloe D. 4th Place: Carter W., Wesley H., Wyatt M., Sophi R., Kylie G.

8th grade students performing chemistry experiments in preparation for High School. Their experiments were a practical application of the content they have been studying. The experiments covered chemical reactions, ions, isotopes, and chemical equations.

The High School BioClub visited Central Elementary recently to teach a lesson on the different types of bees, the importance of bees to our food supply and ways to protect bees. The BioClub members also helped the first graders finish a craft designed by the HS students ...

Eastern Elementary 6th grade Academic Challenge teams finished their competition season in exceptional fashion! One team finished first in each of the competitions and the other team finished in the top four in each competition. Combined, the two teams scored over 300 ...

Eastern Elementary students provided lunch on the square in Mansfield recently. Our students are learning the value and meaning of selfless acts of kindness. So proud of our Eastern students! You ROCK!

Congratulations to the Lexington Minutemen Baseball Team - 2019 OCC Co-Champions! Go Lex!

Congratulations Lady Lex Track & Field - 2019 OCC Champions! Also, Congratulations Coach Michelle Smith - OCC Coach of the Year!

Lexington High School Students traveled to Western Elementary today to read to students as part of Right to Read Week! We are BIG LEX!

Lexington Senior William S. was awarded the Rotary McGowan Courage Award on May 7th by the Mansfield Rotary Club. He joined 8 other students from Richland County who were also recognized by the Rotary Club for having demonstrated courage, tenacity, and fortitude in the ...

Congratulations to our Boys’ Tennis team - 2019 OCC Champions! This is back to back championships and league champions 10 of the past 12 years! Go Lex!

These four Lexington High School Seniors signed letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic pursuits next fall at the following Universities. Sage M., swimming at the University of Evansville; Alli M., swimming at the University of Tampa; Michael D., ...

The 2019 Eastern Elementary all school color wheel project organized by Art teacher Mrs. Haas in recognition of Art Appreciation month. Eastern students have been participating in the color wheel projects since 2009.

Lexington High School students are wearing purple in honor of Purple Up! day, a time for Americans to show their support for military families. April is the Month of the Military Child. Lexington recognizes, supports and is thankful for our military families. Military ...

12 Lexington High School students attended the National YMCA Youth and Government program at the Ohio State House last weekend. Students from every corner of the U.S. have the opportunity to immerse themselves in experiential civic engagement and to, quite literally, ...

April 12, 2019 Lindsey Gies / Yellow Day at Lexington Schools! (Yellow is Lindsey's favorite color) Lindsey Gies is a senior at Shelby HS. She is an excellent student and actively involved in a variety of co-curricular activities. She was this year's homecoming ...

The High School Varsity Academic Challenge team competed in the OAC Regional competition. The team performed well and finished the competition 3-3. Congratulations to our team! (pictured from left to right: Maggie S., Katie S., Gavin D. and Evan B.)

The Eastern Elementary 5th grade band is playing a piece called "Dancin' on the Bayou". The percussionists get to play wash boards and wash tubs with thimbles on their fingers, plus all of the normal percussion equipment. They were so excited the day they received the ...

Mr. Ziegelhofer testifying to the OFCC at the Statehouse to lobby for rule changes allowing both of our buildings to be designed together, and getting students in the 21st century learning environments our community voted for sooner.

Look what the Eastern 6th grade art students made for April Fool's day and put in the teachers eating area before school! The artwork is now on display at the Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center for the art show.

Lexington HS Senior, Jerrod K. was a 2019 Franklin B. Walter Scholarship nominee recognized last night at the Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center. This scholarship program honors Mid-Ohio's finest scholars from Crawford, Morrow and Richland counties. Each nominee reads an ...

Coaches and athletes from the Lexington Track team donated food and time to serve lunch while on Spring Break.

Eastern teachers Mrs. Guy and Mrs. Rogers, Eastern 4th grade student Sydney N. and Mr. Ziegelhofer serving lunch on the square in Mansfield just before spring break. This is an ongoing community service project adopted by the Eastern Student Council. So proud of our ...

Lexington High School Key Club collected pop tabs during the month of February as a fundraiser for a Ronald McDonald House. They delivered 52lbs of pop tabs to the Ronald McDonald House recently. Pictured are the Key Club officers who delivered the pop tabs and had the ...

Congratulations Lexington High School Fire-N-Ice for qualifying to participate in the upcoming State Choir contest! GOOD LUCK!

Our Eastern Elementary 6th grade Academic Challenge Teams participated in their first competition of the year at MOESC. Out of the 30 teams in the competition our Eastern teams took 1st and 6th! 1st place won with 125 points! Congratulations Eastern 6th grade Academic ...

Eastern Elementary held the annual 6th grade Pi Bee on Pi Day, March 14th (3-14) Julia W. was the top contestant. Julia broke the Eastern record by reciting from memory 201 digits of Pi! The previous record was held by Noah E. with 165 digits. The next top two individuals ...

Central Elementary participated in Dr. Seuss Week. The students had such great fun, until it was done (the staff had a great time as well). From Dr. Seuss... "Think and Wonder, Wonder and Think." "The more that you read, the more you will know.  The more ...

Two 5th grade Academic Challenge teams from Eastern Elementary competed in the 2019 MOESC Academic Challenge Competition. Both teams were phenomenal finishing 1st and 2nd in the competition. These two teams also finished 1st and 2nd in an earlier competition this year. ...

Lexington High School student, Mason H. was one of three area winners in the 2019 Mansfield Noon Optimist Club Essay Contest. This year's topic was "When All the World's Problems are Solved, is Optimism Still Necessary?" Congratulations Mason!

During a recent Ohio Senate Session the Ohio Legislature, led by Senator Obhof and Representative Romanchuk, recognized the 2018 State Champion Girls' Cross Country Team, the 2018 Boys' Individual State Champion, Kyle J., the 2018 Ohio Mr. Football, Cade S. and their ...

Junior High Academic Challenge Teams
Junior High Academic Challenge Teams
8th Grade Chemistry Experiments
8th Grade Chemistry Experiments
High School BioClub Educates About Bees
High School BioClub Educates About Bees
Eastern 6th Grade Academic Challenge Teams
Eastern 6th Grade Academic Challenge Teams
Eastern Students Provide Lunch on the Square
Eastern Students Provide Lunch on the Square
Varsity Baseball Team 2019 OCC Co-Champions
Varsity Baseball Team 2019 OCC Co-Champions
Lady Lex Track and Field 2019 OCC Champions
Lady Lex Track and Field 2019 OCC Champions
Students Participate In Right To Read Week
Students Participate In Right To Read Week
William S. Awarded the Rotary McGowan Courage Award
William S. Awarded the Rotary McGowan Courage Award
Boys Tennis Team - 2019 OCC Champions
Boys Tennis Team - 2019 OCC Champions
College Signing Day
College Signing Day
2019 Eastern Color Wheel
2019 Eastern Color Wheel
Purple Up! For Military Kids
Purple Up! For Military Kids
National YMCA Youth and Government Program
National YMCA Youth and Government Program
Lindsey Gies Yellow Day
Lindsey Gies Yellow Day
Varsity Academic Challenge Team OAC Regional Competition
Varsity Academic Challenge Team OAC Regional Competition
Eastern 5th Grade Band Dancin' on the Bayou
Eastern 5th Grade Band Dancin' on the Bayou
Mr. Ziegelhofer Testifying to the OFCC for Rule Changes
Mr. Ziegelhofer Testifying to the OFCC for Rule Changes
Eastern Students Prank Teachers for April Fools Day
Eastern Students Prank Teachers for April Fools Day
2019 Franklin B. Walter Scholarship Nominee
2019 Franklin B. Walter Scholarship Nominee
Lexington Track Team Helps Serve Lunch Downtown
Lexington Track Team Helps Serve Lunch Downtown
Eastern Student Councils Helps Serve Lunch Downtown
Eastern Student Councils Helps Serve Lunch Downtown
Key Club Collected Pop Tabs for Ronald McDonald House Fundraiser
Key Club Collected Pop Tabs for Ronald McDonald House Fundraiser
Lexington High School Fire-N-Ice
Lexington High School Fire-N-Ice
Eastern 6th Grade Academic Challenge Teams Compete at MOESC Competition
Eastern 6th Grade Academic Challenge Teams Compete at MOESC Competition
Julia W. Recites 201 Digits of Pi for Pi Day
Julia W. Recites 201 Digits of Pi for Pi Day
Central Students Participated in Dr Seuss Week
Central Students Participated in Dr Seuss Week
Eastern Academic Challenge Teams Compete at MOESC Competition
Eastern Academic Challenge Teams Compete at MOESC Competition
Mansfield Noon Optimist Club Essay Contest
Mansfield Noon Optimist Club Essay Contest
Student Athletes Recognized During Ohio Senate Session
Student Athletes Recognized During Ohio Senate Session

Dear Lexington Community,

I want to share the latest update regarding our new facilities project.

Over the past several months, we have been working with the State of Ohio and our State legislators to move forward with our new facilities project as quickly as possible. In order to maximize the process and begin the project while interests rates remain low and to provide our students with new buildings as soon as possible, the Board of Education has decided to apply to participate in the Expedited Local Partnership Program (ELPP) with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC). ELPP is designed to give districts, not yet eligible to receive their State/OFCC share of the cost of the project, the opportunity to move ahead with portions of their project using the local share approved by their voters.

To participate in ELPP, there is an application form and a couple Board resolutions our Board of Education is required to approve and submit to the OFCC by early April. During our Board of Ed. meeting last evening, our Board approved our application and one of the two resolutions required.  The information needed for the final resolution needs to come to us from the OFCC. The OFCC assured us we will receive that information by next week.  Our Board will then schedule a Special Board meeting to approve the final resolution. 

Our ELPP application will be on the April 25, 2019, OFCC Commission meeting agenda for approval. Our application then needs to be approved by the State Controlling Board.  That meeting is May 20, 2019. Upon approval from the Commission and Controlling Board, we would be able to begin working with the architects on the planning/design process and timeline for one of our buildings as soon as early June 2019. To participate in ELPP, we must follow the process as required by OFCC, in order to be eligible to move forward with our project using our local share of the cost. We will know if we can proceed for sure following the May 20 meeting of the Controlling Board. This is all GOOD news.

As part of the ELPP application process, our Board does need to determine which building we will use our local share to build and which building we will wait to build until we receive the OFCC funds. The local share of the cost approved by our community is $55.95 million dollars. This is enough money to build either of our two new buildings. 

Based on many factors, including the recommendations of school finance and building experts, it is likely that the Board will decide to do the 7-12 building first. The main reason for this is financial.  By the time we are ready to do the second building there will most likely be an inflationary impact with regard to the cost of construction and interest rates. It would be to our advantage, financially, to deal with the inflationary factors on a $35-million-dollar project (the PreK-6 building) verses a $54-million-dollar project (the 7-12 building). Second, more of our current students will be able to experience being in a new building by doing the 7-12 building first.  Third, we will be able to replace our oldest building sooner. Then, the State/OFCC share of the cost of the entire project is enough to fund the PreK-6 building.

The projected time line regarding the 7-12 building includes up to 12 months for planning/design and 2 - 2.5 years to construct. These timelines are only tentative based on previous, similar school construction projects.

It is exciting to see our new facilities project get to this point and to be in a position to begin the planning/design process on one of our buildings as soon as this summer. We are so very thankful to our school district residents for their support of the new facilities project. 

Our residents’ approval of the November 2018 Bond Issue will impact the lives of Lexington students for generations to come. What a tremendous legacy to leave future generations of Lexington children!

On behalf of Lex students now and for generations to come, we offer our most sincere THANK YOU!

We will continue to provide updates as the approval and planning processes move forward.

Mike Ziegelhofer

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